Psychoanalyst Meets Marina Abramovic

Psychoanalyst Meets Marina Abramovic

Jeannette Fischer Meets Artist

by Marina Abramovic and Jeannette Fischer

Hardback Publication Date: 25/04/2018

RRP  $38.99 $35.90
In the summer 2015, famous performance artist Marina Abramovic and psychanalyst Jeannette Fischer spent four days together at Abramovic's house in the Hudson Valley. Associating freely, they took a psychoanalytical perspective for a lengthy exploration of Abramovic's biography and art and their interrelation.

​Abramovic went into this discussion in hopes of reaching a better understanding of herself, her personality, and her work. Conversations with artists are widely available, she notes, but a chance to use psychoanalysis to put an artist's life and work in context is much rarer. The resulting book is neither a therapist's report nor a Fischer's analysis of Abramovic. Rather, it is a search for understanding conducted by the pair, looking for the structures and dynamics that underlie Abramovic's life and art. The dialogues are presented along with Fischer's comments on them and images of some of Abramovic's performances that are referred to in the discussion.
ISBN:
9783858817945
9783858817945
Category:
Individual artists
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
25-04-2018
Publisher:
Scheidegger und Spiess AG, Verlag
Country of origin:
Switzerland
Dimensions (mm):
152.4x107.95x17.78mm
Marina Abramovic

Born in Belgrade just after the end of the Second World War, Marina Abramovic (born 1946) was raised in the Serbian Orthodox Church (her great uncle was a Patriarch and a canonized saint in the Church) and left Yugoslavia in 1976, having already established herself as a performance artist, living in Amsterdam and eventually New York, where she presently lives.

In 2010 she was the subject of an enormously popular retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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