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Marina Abramovic :Presents

Marina Abramović presents

The internationally acclaimed Marina Abramović is the curator and lead artist of this epic exhibition of performance art. Unprecedented in Britain, it features some of the most innovative performance artists working today.

For this ground-breaking event, all of the public spaces of the Whitworth have been emptied of their art and design. No part of the collection is on display, giving all the galleries over to the making and experiencing of performance art. Each day the exhibition begins with an hour-long performance initiation by Marina Abramović leading up to a series of encounters between artists and audience. Provocative and visceral in its intent, this exhibition demands much from its artists and viewers.

Featuring: Marina Abramović, Ivan Civic, Nikhil Chopra, Amanda Coogan, Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, Yingmei Duan, Eunhye Hwang, Jamie Isenstein, Terence Koh, Alastair MacLennan, Kira O'Reilly, Fedor Pavlov-Andreevich, Melati Suryodarmo, Nico Vascellari.

Curated by Marina Abramović.
Concept by Marina Abramović, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Maria Balshaw.
Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and The Whitworth Art Gallery.

Marina Abramović Presents... is free

Download accompanying text for Fedor Pavlov-Andreevich's performance: English Russian

This even is now SOLD OUT. There may be some returns on the door, so if you haven't got a ticket but would like to see the show please arrive half an hour prior to the start times. We can't make any promises but we will try our best to re-issue any door returns on a first-come, first-served basis.

Views from the web

The Manchester International Festival website and twitter feed

When Adrian Searle met Marina Abramović. watch the video at Guardian Online

Marina speaks with TateShots NYC. watch the video at YouTube

Read Alistair Sooke's review, at Telegraph.co.uk

Read Rachel Campbell Johnston's review at Times Online

Cristina Ruiz and Gareth Harris review the exhibition at The Art Newspaper

Follow the Manchester International Festival on the BBC or check out BBC's festival twitter feed