8, Jun 15, 2024

During these evening openings you will have the exclusive opportunity to visit the performance The House with the Ocean View. Furthermore, join an in-depth talk by curator Karen Archey and experience the Marina Abramović Method yourself by participating in one or more performative installations.

On June 11, a slightly different program will take place.

€ 47,50  
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Jun 8, 8 pm until 10 pm
Jun 15, 8 pm until 10 pm
Main language
Photo performance house with the ocean view
Marina Abramović, 'The House with the Ocean View', 2002. Sean Kelly Gallery, New York. Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Archives © Marina Abramović. Photo: Attilio Maranzano

The House with the Ocean View is one of the most daring durational performances where human endurance is put to the test. In this re-performance by Abramović a performer lives in the museum’s exhibition area for twelve consecutive days and nights following strict rules that include fasting, being silent and showering three times daily.


7 pm
Doors open
8 – 10 pm, every 15 min
'Counting the Rice'
8 – 10 pm, every 15 min
'Slow Motion Walk'
8 – 10 pm, every 15 min
'Writing the Name'
8 – 10 pm
Visit exhibition + 'The House with The Ocean View'

8.15 – 8.40 pm & 9.15 – 9.40 pm
Talk Karen Archey (EN)    

10 pm
Museum closes


The performance takes place in the recreated installation of Marina Abramović’s original performance from 2002: a platform with three sparsely furnished spaces that serve as a bedroom, living room and bathroom, separated from visitors by ladders with knives for rungs. The audience is invited to silently connect with the performer.  

The performance will take place from 5 through 16 June at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam as part of the large retrospective exhibition of Marina Abramović’s work. The performance can be visited during the museum’s opening hours. 



8.15 – 8.40 pm  & 9.15 – 9..40 pm, Teijin Auditorium

Karen Archey is curator of Contemporary Art and Time-based media at the Stedelijk Museum. She curated the Marina Abramović exhibition and on this evening she will give short talks about performance art and the role Abramović played in the rise of this medium. And, of course, there will be attention to The House with the Ocean View.


8 – 10 pm every 15 min, various locations

The Abramović Method is an opportunity to be in silence and connected with the present moment. The Method is a synthesis of Marina Abramović's research and experience over the course of her 55-year career. It is an exploration of being present in both time and space. During these evening openings, you are welcome to experience the method by participating in one or more exercises:  Counting the Rice, Writing the Name or Slow Motion Walk.

Two people performing work relation
Marina Abramović Method, 'Work Relation', 2024. Photo: Raymond van Mil.
Someone counting rice
Marina Abramović Method, 'Counting the Rice', 2024. Photo: Maarten Nauw.

The evening openings for the performance The House with the Ocean View are a joint initiative from Holland Festival and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. 

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