Marina Abramovic & Ulay, Card, Harlekin Art Gallery (Germany), 1979


Marina Abramović and Ulay met in Amsterdm in 1975 and began a 12-year relationship as collaborating performance artists. This card is from a 1979 exhibition in Germany featuring photographic and video documentation of their earlier performances. Pictured is an early 1976 performance from their series Relation Works. While most of the performances in this series involved conflict, pain and the dangers in trusting a partner, this tender untitled work shows something entirely different. According to Ulay, what the couple usually did in performances was actually “the absolute opposite of how we understood, lived and loved each other.”

Size: 6.75 x 4 Inches



Marina Abramovic Performance Art Ulay