marți, 21 februarie 2012
Artist Marina Abramovic's Manhattan Home
All Abramović wanted in her new downtown Manhattan townhouse, which she recently purchased to share with close friend Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci, is a bathroom with a tub. "A bath is the only way to relax in this crazy city," she says. After all, this is the woman whose work consistently deals with physical endurance and mortification of the flesh. One performance saw her whipping herself, then lying naked on a cross made of ice, and, for another, she lived in a gallery for 12 days, fasting, while the audience watched her sleep, sit, and go to the toilet — and the only way out would have meant climbing down a ladder with knife blades for rungs.