Marina Abramovic [The Star] -Girls from Belgrade-
22 November 2003-1 February 2004 The Star
curated by Bojana Pejic
 organized by CAMK
Museum hours
10 a.m.-8 p.m. (No one will be admitted after 7:30 p.m.)
Tuesday and from 29 December to 3 January 2004
*We will be open on Tuesday December 23rd for the national holiday,
but will be closed the next day, Wednesday December 24.
Entrance fees
Adult ............................................................................ 900 yen (700 yen) *
High school/ university students ....................... 450 yen (350 yen) *
Junior high/ elementary school students ....... 250 yen (200 yen) *
*Parentheses indicate reduced price for groups of 20 or more.
  CAMK would like to present internationally acclaimed artist, Marina Abramovic, in her first retrospective exhibition in Japan, [The Star]. For CAMK's museum opening exhibition, ATTITUDE 2002, we produced an enlarged photograph (180x180 cm) from her performance piece, Pieta. Pieta struck inspiration within Abramovic and she started to make a new series of work which revived her past performances into photographed pieces, and will be on public display for the first time in this show.
Since 1968, she has been doing performances which seek out the line between the limits of the physical body and the individual potential of the human spirit, and has been highly-praised in the art world.Beginning in 1975, Abramovic worked together with German artist Ulay on several performance pieces. After the two parted ways,
she continued on with solo performances as well as vigorously pouring energy into making objects which intertwine the physical and spiritual worlds. Abramovic was born in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia and her works strongly relate to this Balkan areas bloody history. Her performances challenge to reach the limits of the body and pose the question “What exactly does it mean to be human?” in a straightforward manner.
Our international advisor, Bojana Pejic who is also from Belgrade and has been watching Abramovic closely since the beginnings of her artistic activities, will curate this exhibition as guest curator. Through her objects, video documentations and large scale prints of Abramovics performances, we will attempt to approach the depths of human existence.


[] Guest Talks

Marina Abramovic (Artist), Bojana Pejic(Curator)
November 22 (Sat.)2003, 13:00- [at CAMK Home Gallery] Place: Free

[] Performance
Marina Abramovic & Highschool Students
November 23 (Sun.)2003, 13:00- [at CAMK Home Gallery] Place: Free

[] Workshop for adults
Let’s try Abramovic’s Performances!
We can accept about 10 people. Application and inquiries at 096-278-7503

January 24 (Sat.) 2004, 13:00- [at CAMK Home Gallery] Place: Free

[] Monday Night Movies
Monday evenings at 15:00-, 18:00- [at CAMK Art Loft] Place: Free
24 Nov. [Pleasantville] (125Min.,1998, U.S.A.)
1 Dec. [Through the Olive Trees] (104Min.,1994, Iran)
8 Dec. [It All Starts Today] (118Min.,1999, France)*
15 Dec. [Hearts in Atlantis] (101Min., 2001, U.S.A.)
22 Dec. [The Goonies] (114Min., 1985, U.S.A.)Dubbed Version*
5 Jan. [Our Hospitality] (67Min., 1923, U.S.A.)
12 Jan. [Menphis Belle] (107Min., 1990, U.S.A.)
19 Jan. [Dirty Harry] (103Min., 1971, U.S.A.)
26 Jan. [Drifting Clouds] ( 96Min., 1996, Sweden)
*Both days will be presented by the Kamitori Fan Club.

  On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, there are gallery tours at 3 p.m. and every night at 7 p.m. there are concerts in the home gallery.
In certain unavoidable cases, there may be changes in the scheduled displays/events. Please direct all inquiries to the museum's curatorial section at 096-278-7503.

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