Marina Abramovic and Ulay: Love Story

Because We Never Stop Loving Silently Those We Once Loved Out Loud


A very special moment in a heartbreaking love story, filmed during an installation exhibition at MoMa in 2010 by artist Marina Abramovic.

Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When the relationship was over they walked the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle. After that moment, they never saw each other again.

Marina Abramovic and Ulay, Auto Death, 1977.
Marina Abramovic and Ulay, Auto Death, 1977.

Marina Abramovic and Ulay,  Auto Death, 1977.  This project consisted of the artists sitting in front of the other, connected to the mouth. They took in their breaths until all the available oxygen is exhausted. The performance lasted only 17 minutes, resulting in the collapse of the two artists on the floor unconscious. This personal piece explored the idea of a person’s ability to absorb the life of another person, sharing and destroying it.

It’s A Rap: Somewhere between where I started and right now you caught my eye. Now all I can see is the distance between you and me.

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