Walk Through Walls: A Memoir by Marina Abramovic
In this memoir, performance artist Marina Abramović shares her remarkable experiences of her life and background on some of her best-known art pieces.
Her story begins in 1940s Communist Yugoslavia where her parents’ stormy relationship cast a pall over her childhood. They were war heroes who fought the Nazis with Communists led by Josip Broz Tito.
Her parents had plum jobs and a large apartment and other privileges. Abramović grew up in Belgrade in a book-filled apartment big enough to house the childhood studio.
When she was 14, her father arranged for her a painting lesson with Filo Filipović, a Serbian artist where Filipović began by placing a piece of canvas on the floor of the room Abramović called her studio.
Her reports in the memoir about foreseeing world events: “I dreamed of an earthquake in Italy: 48 hours later, there was an earthquake in southern Italy. I had a vision of someone shooting the Pope: 48 hours later, someone tried to shoot Pope John Paul II.”
She is confessional where she admits to insecurities and failures with refreshing candor. This memoir provides an honest and profound look into the heart and brilliant mind of one of the quintessential artists of the postmodern era.
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