Angelina Jolie photographed by Max Vadukul for Interview Magazine, 1997.
HISTORY MEME - WORLD VERSION ♛ [06/07] pairings : Marina Abramovic & Ulay (1975- 1988)
During the 70s and 80s performance artist Marina Abramovic engaged in an intense artistic and romantic relationship with fellow performance artist Ulay (Frank Uwe Laysiepen). In 1988 they ended their relationship with a performance art piece in which they met in the middle of the Great Wall of China and said goodbye. They have rarely seen each other since. In 2010 the MOMA in New York City held a retrospective of the Abramovic’s work. As part of the exhibition, Abramovic sat silently at a table and allowed members of the public to sit across from her. On the opening day of the exhibition, Ulay sat across from Abramovic. [x]
“Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. at her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.”
My chest feels like it’s about to explode.