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Marina Abramovic – Unconditional Love, affordable hand-signed prints from CIRCA

MARINA ABRAMOVIC UNCONDITIONAL LOVE TRIPTYCH BTS 2 © CIRCA

Created with love, CIRCA introduces an affordable series of three hand-signed and drawn prints by the performance art pioneer Marina Abramovic.

These prints are made with love. My hope is to remind us all of the transformative power of art.
I wanted to try something new and make this work as affordable as possible for everyone. Something for the kids to hang on their walls. A daily reminder to be bold and courageous. Our future needs unconditional generosity of spirit and of being. I hope the words in this manifesto inspire the transformation that our world so desperately needs. Urgently. My love letter to the world at this turbulent time, from the bottom of my heart. Love,

Marina Abramovic
MARINA ABRAMOVIC UNCONDITIONAL LOVE TRIPTYCH MANIFESTO £120 +VAT © CIRCA

Over the past 50 years, Abramovic has captivated audiences by pushing the limits of her body and mind. With this intimate triptych, the art world warrior applies body to paper, carefully outlining her hands and iconic silhouette to create a striking new portrait. Expelling red pastel swirls of energy, the three prints centre around handwritten words taken from her ‘Unconditional Love’ manifesto, written and performed in 2023:

WE ARE TRANSFORMING NEGATIVITY
WE ARE INVITING POSITIVITY
WE ARE FALLING IN LOVE WITH OUR PLANET (x3)
TOGETHER WE ARE LEARNING TO LOVE ALL HUMAN BEINGS (x3)
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE WILL CHANGE US
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE WILL CHANGE US
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE WILL CHANGE US
TOGETHER WE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD
TOGETHER WE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD
TOGETHER WE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD

‘Marina Abramovic, Unconditional Love (2023)’ is only available for a limited time, exclusively on the CIRCA.ART website between today 14th December 2023 and Valentine’s Day, 14th February 2024. Collectors can choose between ordering an individually signed print for £120+VAT or three prints for £300+VAT.

These hand-signed, two-colour (black and red) screen-prints are offered affordably by Abramovic and CIRCA to reach as many people as possible. A selection of participants who upload a video to social media reciting the ‘Unconditional Love’ manifesto (#UnconditionalLoveManifesto) before 14th February 2024 will receive a free signed print. Available to order by clicking here.

MARINA ABRAMOVIC, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, TRIPTYCH LEFT HAND, £120+VAT © CIRCA

About

Since the beginning of her career in Belgrade during the early 1970s, Marina Abramovic has pioneered performance as a visual art form. She created some of the most important early works in this practice, including Rhythm 0 (1974), in which she offered herself as an object of experimentation for the audience, as well as Rhythm 5 (1974), where she lay in the centre of a burning five-point star to the point of losing consciousness. These performances married concept with physicality, endurance with empathy, complicity with loss of control, passivity with danger. They pushed the boundaries of self- discovery, both of herself and her audience. They also marked her first engagements with time, stillness, energy, pain, and the resulting heightened consciousness generated by long durational performance.

In 2012, she founded the Marina Abramovi? Institute (MAI), a non-profit foundation for performance art, that focuses on performance, long durational works, and the use of the ‘Abramovi? Method’. MAI is a platform for immaterial and long durational work to create new possibilities for collaboration among thinkers of all fields.

Abramovi? was one of the first performance artists to become formally accepted by the institutional museum world with major solo shows taking place throughout Europe and the US over a period of more than 25 years. In 2023, Abramovi? will be the first female artist to host a major solo exhibition in the Main Galleries of the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Her first European retrospective ‘The Cleaner’ was presented at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden in 2017, followed by presentations at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, Denmark, Henie Onstad, Sanvika, Norway (2017), Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany (2018), Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun (2019), and concluding at the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, Serbia (2019). In 2010, Abramovic had her first major U.S. retrospective and simultaneously performed for over 700 hours in “The Artist is Present” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

In 1997, Abramovic was awarded the Golden Lion Award for Best Artist for her performance Balkan Baroque at the Venice Biennale. In 2006, Abramovic received the U.S. Art Critics Association Award for Best Exhibition of Time Based Art for her performance Seven Easy Pieces at the Guggenheim in New York City. In 2008, Abramovic received the Austrian Decoration of Honor for Science and Art in Vienna. In 2011, she was awarded Honorary Royal Academician status by The Royal Academy in London. In 2013, Abramovic was awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres Officer for her work in Bolero, Paris. In 2014, Abramovic was named one of The 100 Most Influential People by TIME Magazine. In 2021, Abramovic was awarded the Princess de Asturias Award for the Arts, in Spain.

Every evening at 20:23, CIRCA stops the clock across a global network of public screens and mobilises the world’s greatest creative minds to broadcast unique works of art that consider our world circa now. Funds generated from artist print sales enable the #CIRCAECONOMY – a circular model that supports the CIRCA free public art programme while creating life-changing opportunities for a global creative community. Since its launch in October 2020 on London’s Piccadilly Lights, CIRCA has distributed over £700,000 in cash grants, scholarships, and charitable donations.

Previous CIRCA-commissioned artists include Ai Weiwei, Cauleen Smith, Eddie Peake, Anne Imhof, Patti Smith, Tony Cokes, Emma Talbot, Vivienne Westwood, Yoko Ono, Marina Abramovi?, David Hockney, Cassandra Press, Shirin Neshat, and Frank Bowling, and more. (circa.art)

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