Theory — Mar 17, 2024

Marina Abramović talks to Miles Greenberg, Rein Wolfs and Karen Archey about her major retrospective, on view at the Stedelijk Museum from March 16, 2024.

Valid museum ticket + €10
Teijin Auditorium
Mar 17, 1.45 pm until 3.30 pm
Main language

There are so many different forms of art, performance is one of the most difficult, the most immaterial, and the most real.

— Marina Abramović

Marina Abramović has been a prominent figure in performance and body art since the 1970s and is considered one of the most important founders of this art form. Be part of this unique opportunity and hear Marina Abramović speak live in this Artist Talk about the thoughts and processes behind her work.

In conversation with Rein Wolfs (director of the Stedelijk Museum) and Karen Archey (curator Time-based Media), Marina Abramović will explore aspects of the exhibition and her oeuvre; from her early work, created in former Yugoslavia and in Amsterdam, to the pioneering performances with her partner Ulay, and works from her solo practice, in which she is still active today. Artist Miles Greenberg, whose work is currently on display at Buro Stedelijk, joins te conversation to discuss Abramović's legacy.  

After the talk, there will be an opportunity to visit the exhibition. You do not need to book a separate start time for this.

Black and white photo of Marina Abramović screaming
Marina Abramović, 'Four Crosses: The Evil (positive)', 2019 (detail). Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives. © Marina Abramović

Artist Talk: Marina Abramović


This Artist Talk is part of an inspiring series of conversations designed to provide a deeper insight into the artistic expression of talented artists. Enter the mind of an artist and gain deeper insights.

  • March 17: Marina Abramović
  • March 30: Wilhelm Sasnal
  • Fall 2024: Unravel
  • Fall 2024: Nora Turato 

Tip: If you're interested in our live programs, join us for 'In Conversation With...', where you are welcome to talk to an art expert about current topics and social themes, surrounded by the artworks.

Black and white photo of Marina Abramović sitting on a white horse with a white flag in her hands
Marina Abramović, 'The Hero', 2001. Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives. © Marina Abramović