Abramović Method for Treasures

Coming exhibition in The Black Diamond

21 June 2017 - 21 March 2020 Montanasalen
Abramović Method for Treasures is a new work created especially for the exhibition of treasures in The Black Diamond.
Abramović Method for Treasures is a new work created especially for the exhibition of treasures in The Black Diamond.

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Please note:
The exhibition kan only be experienced by a limited number of visitors at a time. All visitors must pre-book specific time slots when buying their tickets

Time slots:
10:00-11:00
11:30-12:30
13:00-14:00
14:30-15:30
16:00-17:00
17:30-18:30 (only Mon-Fri)

Please read the instructions about meeting time and practical information you recieve when purchasing your ticket carefully.

The periode June 21st to July 8th is currently on sale. Next period will be on sale from early July.

This summer, the Royal Library will present an all-new work by the world-famous Serbian-born performance artist Marina Abramović. Her new work, Abramović Method for Treasure, was created especially for the exhibition of selected treasures from the library in The Black Diamond.

Marina Abramović is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest and most barrier-breaking performance artists of our age. In her works she directly involves herself and the audience in everything from intense performances to actions that emphasise a deep, profound sense of presence in the here and now.

The pivotal point of the work shown at The Royal Library is the encounter between audiences and the library's treasures. For more than fifty years now Abramović has worked with her so-called Abramović Method, which uses performative approaches and rituals to heighten the participants' sense of mental and physical presence in the here and now, thereby supporting a sensuous, personal and almost meditative participation in art and life.

For this event Marina Abramovic has developed an entirely new version of her Abramović Method. Taking her starting point in sources such as the letters of Kierkegaard, Saxo's chronicles of Danish history, and the observations of Tycho Brahe, Abramović has created an immersive total installation that includes a range of rituals, an audio system and specially designed shelves for people.

By inviting visitors to become actors and participants in the performative installation, Abramović Method for Treasure inscribes itself seamlessly in Abramović's recent works. The audience increasingly become the performers, and the main emphasis is placed on each visitor's experience and sense of presence. In other words, Abramović sets the scene, but others must bring it to life by taking part in the various rituals. With Abramović Method for Treasure at The Black Diamond, Abramovic orchestrates a new, sensuous way of engaging with the treasures of the Royal Library and Denmark's cultural heritage.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Abramović studied fine art at the art academy in Beograd and has worked with performance as her artistic practice since the 1970s. Abramović is known for extreme, boundary-breaking works that focus on the encounter between audience and art. Often pushing back personal and public limits, she incorporates her own body and her audience in her art, for example in the works Rhythm 10, The Lovers, Balkan Baroque and The Artist Is Present – in 2010 the latter attracted more than 850,000 visitors to MoMA in New York.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

The exhibition will be open to the general public from 21 June. The exhibition can only be experienced by a limited number of visitors at a time, which means that all visitors must book specific time slots when buying their tickets. Ticket sale opens mid-May

Opening event 20 June at 16.00. Marina Abramović vill be present.

Marina Abramović will also appear at International Authors' Stage on 21 June at 20.00 to present the Danish edition of her autobiography, 'Walking Through Walls', available on 1 June

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets required for all events. Ticket sales begin in mid-May. Get updates on Facebook