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‘Rhythm 0’ was Marina Abramović’s first long durational work. During the 6 hour performance she remained passive in front of a table containing 72 substances and objects ranging from water, honey and sugar, to scissors, knives and a gun with one bullet. Audience members were free to interact with Abramović in whatever way they chose. She was fed, kissed, drawn on, stripped, cut and even made to aim the loaded gun at her own neck.

MediumFramed black and white photograph with framed letter press text panel
Dimensions Image framed 98 x 100.3 cm Text framed 26 x 18.4 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 1995
EditionEdition 1/16, 3 AP's
Item NumberIMMA.477
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Marina Abramović, Rhythm 0, 1974, Framed black and white photograph with framed letter press text panel, Image framed 98 x 100.3 cm Text framed 26 x 18.4 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 1995

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Marina Abramović b.1946

Marina Abramović is widely recognised as one of the world's foremost performance artists. Born in Yugoslavia, she has travelled and worked throughout Europe, the United States, China and Latin America. Following a solo exhibition at IMMA in 1996, Abramović was invited to curate ‘Marking the Territory’ in 2001, which drew together some 30 international performance artists at the Museum.
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