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Nomadic Journey and Spirit of Places

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Never before published, this self-curated, intensely personal collection of travel notes and sketches by the world's most revered performance artist offers readers a kind of iconography of Serbian performance artist Marina Abramović's daring and wholly original work. Marina Abramović's is well known to Lousiana audiences.

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Never before published, this self-curated, intensely personal collection of travel notes and sketches by the world's most revered performance artist offers readers a kind of iconography of Serbian performance artist Marina Abramović's daring and wholly original work. Marina Abramović's is well known to Lousiana audiences.

An artist's notebooks are arguably the most authentic means of understanding her process, techniques and impulses. And for a performance artist, a rare, permanent record of how she develops her craft. This collection of Marina Abramović's original drawings, collages, poetry, writings, carvings, photographs and doodles, collected over four decades on stationery from various hotels and other temporary residences, offers glimpses of a brilliant mind in constant motion. 

Beautifully produced and packaged, it takes readers on a journey through Abramović's mind - tracing the evolution of the most fertile phase of her career. "I believe that we humans must keep moving forward, and my own life was purely nomadic," Abramović writes of her travel diaries. "My home was everywhere I went because my home was my own body."

With the archival material elegantly reproduced in their original size on high-quality paper, this collection offers Abramović's vast fan base unprecedented access to her creative process.

Dimensions: 17 x 24 cm
Pages: 352, Hardcover
Language: English
Author: Marina Abramovic
Publisher: Penguin Random House

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