Akış / Flux is organized through the collaboration of Marina Abramović, the Marina Abramović Institute (MAI) and Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM). The exhibition aims to provide a comprehensive experience of performance art. Performance is a live form of art—the constituent elements being the artist’s body, time, space and the public.

The first part of the exhibition comprises of an extensive survey of Abramović’s 50-year artistic journey, including early paintings, photographs, installations, and videos of her work known for challenging her physical and mental limits.

The second section consists of live performances by 12 Turkish and 4 invited international artists who will participate in the project. The performances are long durational—lasting continuously for 6 hours every day the museum is open.

Akış / Flux creates a space, where individual encounters transform into a collective experience, constructing a new understanding of the museum as an enabler of reflection, participation, and community.

 

Videos


Selected Works


The Kitchen V, Carrying the Milk, 2009
From the series The Kitchen, Homage to Saint Teresa
Performance for video
1 hour
© Marina Abramović
Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives
Marina Abramović
Rhythm 0, 1974
Performance
6 hours
Studio Morra, Naples, Italy
Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives
Ulay / Marina Abramović
Rest Energy, 1980
Performance for Video
4’ 10"
ROSC' 80, Dublin, Ireland
© Ulay / Marina Abramović
Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives
Marina Abramović
Rhythm 5, 1974
Performance
90\’
Student Cultural Center, Belgrade
© Marina Abramović
Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives
Marina Abramović
Standing Structure for Human Use, 2015
From the series Transitory Objects for Human Use
Dark wood, clear quartz
© Marina Abramović
Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives
Marina Abramović
The Artist is Present, 2010
Performance
3 months / 736 hours
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
© Marina Abramović
Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives
Marina Abramović
Confession, 2010
Performance for Video
60'
© Marina Abramović
Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives
Marina Abramovic
Stromboli, 2002
Performance for Video
19' 33"
Stromboli, Italy
© Marina Abramović
Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives