Wachtel On The Arts - Marina Abramovic

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wachtel-m-abramovic.jpgEleanor Wachtel, host of Writers & Company, talks to Marina Abramovic, performance artist extraordinaire now living in New York, but who grew up in the former Yugoslavia in a fascinating family of so-called 'red Bourgeoisie' - privileged communists. It was a childhood in the company of extreme personalities, and Abramovic became an extreme figure as an artist, literally cutting her body in front of her audiences, enduring painful and humiliating experiences in work that was about confronting fears, and pushing limits.

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