Marina Abramović takes over Sky Arts channel
4 December 2020
For the course of one evening, from 9pm on Saturday 5 December 2020, Abramović will take over a dramatic TV space, deep diving into the very origins of performance art and its evolution, showcasing live performance from the most diverse, exciting, emerging artists in the world. Conceptually, this will be a mix of programmes and archive fronted by the artist herself, plus live and ‘as live’ performance. Abramović will explore the big themes of the art form to which she has devoted her life, making connections between the human body, sculpture, film, music, fashion, advertising, dance, community, society, spirituality and even life and death.
Over five hours of durational performance and instruction will include special performances by Miles Greenberg, Ana Prvački, Elaine Mitchener and Amanda Coogan as well as contributions from many more of her collaborators, including Anohni, Chris Burden, Douglas Gordon, Ed Atkins, Laurie Anderson, Lucy Beech & Edward Thomasson, Matthew Barney, Pussy Riot, Rebecca Horn and many others.
Sky Arts is available to watch in the UK on Freeview channel 11 and Freesat channel 147.