Complete 15 pages APA formatted article: 10 Exhibition Reviews. Maria Abramovic has strongly been an influential artist in one’s decision to pursue performance art. One asserted that art has the capacity to stir various emotions. especially visual arts or the performance art where Abramovic specialized in. Just like Abramovic’s inner motives and intentions, one wants to create art that can interact with the audiences’ emotions and make react, respond, reflect, and see beyond the visual object but more so, the innermost emotions of their soul.

An overview of Abramovic’s biographic profile revealed that she was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1946 (Show of Force LLC and Mudpuppy Films, Inc., 2012). As disclosed, Abramovic has always used her body as the subject and medium in performance art. Moreover, it was emphasized that she explored “the physical and mental limits of her being, she has withstood pain, exhaustion, and danger in the quest for emotional and spiritual transformation. Abramovic’s concern is with creating works that ritualize the simple actions of everyday life like lying, sitting, dreaming, and thinking. in effect the manifestation of a unique mental state” (Show of Force LLC and Mudpuppy Films, Inc., 2012, p. 1). It was therefore commendable to see some of her performance artworks through the documentary, The Artist is Present, and be emotionally charged likewise. One’s favorite works of Abramovic is Breathing In/Breathing Out, Sitting with Marina, and Rhythm 0 (Putlocker, 2012).

One affirms that part of the strength in Abramovic’s character and artistic inclinations lies in her personal experiences with family members and loved ones. She was noted to have always wondered how come her mother never kissed her. to which, her mother was acknowledged to have replied: “so as not to spoil you” (Putlocker, 2012).

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