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Screening | Iconoclasts + Marina Abramovic + MAI in Brazil

12:00-18:00 – A

Iconoclasts episode feat. Marina Abramović & James Franco, 2012

Directed by Caroline Suh. Courtesy of Outpost Digital / RadicalMedia


In the Season 6 premiere of Iconoclasts from Sundance TV, the unpredictable James Franco visits boundary-pushing performance artist, Marina Abramović. While she covers him in gold leaf to turn him into a living statue, the two discuss the creative risks that have defined their work.

12:00-14:00 | 16:00-20:00 – 1F


Videos directed by Marco Del Fiol

Courtesy of Casa Redonda


Marina Abramović’s research in Brazil started in the late 1980’s. Since 1989, Abramović has visited Brazil numerous times studying crystals and precious stones, and their influence on the human body and mind. In 2015, at SESC Pompeia, MAI presented the Abramović Method; a series of talks with Abramović; and eight Brazilian artists who performed during the duration of the exhibition. There was also a designated space for free experimentation and collaboration, where visitors had the opportunity to explore the directions and limits of immaterial art and performance, as well as special programming that included re-performances of Abramovic’s work by artist Andrea Boller. A selection of video documentation for each durational performance and the behind the scenes interviews will be screened, including a trailer for Marina Abramović’s upcoming film, The Space In Between.

Long-durational performers:

Ayrson Heráclito (based in Bahia): Transmutação da Carne [Transmutation of The Meat]

Fernando Ribeiro (based in Paraná): O Datilógrafo [The Typist]

Grupo Empreza (based in DF/Goiás): Vesúvio [Vesuvius]

Maikon K (based in Paraná): DNA de DAN [DNA of DAN]

Marco Paulo Rolla (based in Minas Gerais): Preenchendo o Espaço [Filling the Space]

Maurício Ianês (based in São Paulo): O Vínculo [The Bond]

Paula Garcia (based in New York): Corpo Ruindo [Crumbling Body]

Rubiane Maia (based in Espírito Santo): O Jardim [The Garden]