Marina Abramović: 512 Hours


The internationally renowned ‘grandmother of performance art’, Marina Abramović, is due to begin her next durational performance at the Serpentine gallery on Wednesday

512 hours, is the first time Abramović has shown in a London public gallery, with her unscripted performance piece created specifically for the Serpentine. In an empty gallery space, Abramović’s only materials will be herself, the audience and a selection of undisclosed objects. With close to nothing Abramović will challenge the audience in sync with herself.

From 10am to 6pm, 6 days a week, for a total of 512 hours.

Her previous solo show The Artist is Present at MOMA New York City gained worldwide attention. With a vast array of visitors, who queued for hours for their chance to perform with Abramović. The piece spawned a documentary, dramatic reunions (with her ex-collaborator and partner Ulay), and even a rap video spin off – Jay-Z Picasso Baby anyone?

We are in no doubt that this performance will be just as prolific. Expect to queue, but expect to witness a mind-altering performance.

11 June – 25 August 2014
Visit Serpentine gallery for more information.