Andrea Mecacci
Università degli Studi di Firenze
The Onion is a 1995 video performance by Marina Abramović. The essay aims at analyzing some central themes of the artist’s path, taking this work as reference text. First of all, by including the artist in the process of dissolution of beauty marking the art of the Twentieth century and regarding performance art as one of the outcomes of this process inaugurated by the avant-gardes. Secondly, by showing the link between the political dimension and an existential reflection focused on the role of the artist and the woman in the contemporary world.
Keywords Marina Abramović  Yugoslavia  performance art
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DOI 10.13128/aisthesis-25626
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