From artists to academics – A guide to getting the most from Marina Abramović: In Residence

Photograph © 2014 Marco Anelli/Serpentine Galleries

Photograph © 2014 Marco Anelli/Serpentine Galleries

Kaldor Public Art Projects is bringing internationally renowned performance artist Marina Abramović to Australia for Project 30 –  the immersive public art experience and artists’ residency Marina Abramović: In Residence.

The program of events from 24 June to 5 July has a lot to offer everyone from emerging artists to academics.

To help you navigate your way through it, Arts NSW has put together this ‘don’t miss’ guide:


Emerging artists

Don’t miss: An Evening In Residence´
When: Every evening, 5-7pm.

Come and engage with the 12 young Australian artists who will be living in residence upstairs at Pier 2/3 throughout the project and developing their own works and ideas. For each Evening In Residence,  a different resident will curate their own film screenings and essentially host their own night, which could be a workshop, in-conversation or presentation of in-progress ideas.

Arts organisations

Don’t miss: The Western Plains Respond: Regional Youth Engagement Program
When: Friday, 3 July, 2.30-4pm

Western Plains Cultural Centre Curator Kent Buchanan presents on the pilot regional youth engagement program which is a key strand of Project 30. Over three months, Kaldor Public Art Projects has collaborated with the team at Western Plains Cultural Centre in Dubbo, with support from Orana Arts, to deliver a series of dynamic workshops for a group of local young people exploring performance art. This pilot continues after the Project ends, culminating in late July with a day of performances and public talks at Dubbo Regional Gallery.


Don’t miss: Keynote address – Marina Abramović
When: Tuesday, 30 June, 8pm

Marina Abramović: In Residence offers the public a unique opportunity to experience the work of one of the world’s most acclaimed performance artists at the peak of her forty-year career. For the duration of the project, Abramović and her team will be on-site at Pier 2/3 leading visitors through a series of transformative experiences drawn from her Abramović Method, that are designed to shift your focus, challenge your perceptions and change the way you look at art. Tickets go on sale Tuesday 9 June – limited availability so be quick!


Don’t miss: Women in Performance Art // Meeting of Minds: Art, science, technology and the brain
When:  Saturday 27 June, 1pm-4pm // Sunday 28 June, 2pm-4.30pm

A number of high profile academics and curators join the public program in a series of panel discussions and talks. MCA Chief Curator Rachel Kent and Dr Jacqueline Milner, Associate Dean Research at Sydney College of the Arts will discuss Women in Performance Art. UNSW Art and Design will present a program of talks and demonstrations exploring the intersections of art, design and neuroscience, amplyfying a major theme within Abramović’s practice.


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Published: 3 June 2015