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Marking The Territory : A Performance Event Curated by Marina Abramovic

This three-day international event brings to Ireland some of the leading exponents of cutting edge performance art practice. The distinguished performance artist and sculptor Marina Abramovic is curating the event and has chosen a selection of artists’ she sees as marking out a new ‘territory’ for performance art. Over the three days a wide range of work by over twenty artists will be presented in the North Wing of the Museum, ranging from live performances on stage, to video installations and artists’ interventions. Marking the Territory will provide visitors the opportunity to experience first hand some of the most innovative and influential performance work being made today.

Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1946, Marina Abramovic is one of the foremost performance artists working today. During her highly influential career she has created performance works, installations, videos and objects using her body and personal history both as social metaphors and as material for her work. Abramovic is a professor at Braunschweig School of Art, Germany, and the season will include some of her former students' work. She recently curated 'Fresh Air', in Weimar, Germany, showcasing the work of her students from the period 1997 to 1999.

The schedule for the event runs as follows:
Friday 19 October 6pm – midnight
Saturday 20 October 2pm – midnight
Sunday 21 October 2pm – 10pm

Marina Abramovic will give a lecture on Thursday 18 October, explaining her approach to curating Marking the Territory and discussing her view of current performance art practice.
Admission Fee:
Daily ticket £10.00, €12.69 (£7.00, € 8.88 conc.)
Weekend ticket £30.00, €38.09 (£20.00, €25.39 conc.).
There is no charge for the lecture.
Booking is essential for the event and lecture as places are limited. For more information and bookings visit Bookings: Marking the Territory on the Museum website from the end of August or contact tel: 01 612 9955, email:

There will be an associated event orgainsed by the National Sculpture Factory, Cork, on Tuesday 23 October by the the Class of Abramovic with installations, videos, performances and discussions. This event is now booked out, for further informaion, tel: +353-21-431 4353, email:, website:

A video document will be available on VHS tape, it will include an interview with Marina Abramovic and interviews with all the artists with edited film of previous performances(price €12.68, £9.99).
The contents of Marking the Territory is not suitable for persons under the age of 18.
The event is sponsored by Panasonic Ireland, the British Council, the Goethe Institut and Pro Helvetia.

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