When Marina Abramovic Dies examines the extraordinary life and death-defying work of one of the most pioneering artists of her generation–and one who is still at the forefront of contemporary art today. This intimate biography chronicles AbramoviÄ‡â€™s formative and until now undocumented years in Yugoslavia, and tells the story of her partnership with the German artist Ullay. Westcott draws on personal observations of AbramoviÄ‡, his unprecedented access to her archive, and hundred of hours of interviews he conducted with the artist and the people closet to her for this unique and vivid portrait of the self proclaimed â€śgrandmother of performance art.â€ť
Author: James Westcott
Published by The MIT Press, March 2010
326 pp., 100 illus.