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Marina Abramoviç , (four Performances 1975 -76) : : Performance Art Starts and Ends with Self

Published on Jul 15, 2013 Marina Abramović (born November 30, 1946 in Belgrade) is a New York-based Serbian performance artist who began her career in the early 1970s. Active for over three decades, she has recently begun to describe herself as the "grandmother of performance art". Abramović's work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind.
4 Performances by Marina Abramovic, 1975-1976

1.Art must be beautiful, Artist must be beautiful.

2.Freeing the voice

3.Freeing the memory

4.Freeing the body.

Galerie Mike Steiner, Berlin, December, 1976.

54 min.
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Joseph Beuys : : Every Man is a Plastic Artist

Joseph Beuys was a German-born artist active in Europe and the United States from the 1950's through the early 1980's, who came to be loosely associated with that era's international,  proto-Conceptual art movement, Fluxus. Beuys' diverse body of work ranges from traditional media of drawing, painting, and sculpture, to process-oriented, or time-based "action" art, the performance of which suggested how art may exercise a healing effect (on both the artist and the audience) when it takes up psychological, social, and/or political subjects. Beuys is especially famous for works incorporating animal fat and felt, two common materials - one organic, the other fabricated, or industrial - that had profound personal meaning to the artist. They were also recurring motifs in works suggesting that art, common materials, and one's "everyday life" were ultimately inseparable.

"Every man is a plastic artist who must determine things for himself."