Marina Abramović is in conversation with Iwona Blazwick

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Since the beginning of her career in Belgrade during the early 1970s Marina Abramovic is considered a major figure in performance art. She discusses her recent four-decade survey MOMA exhibition Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present which included a piece that marked her record for endurance after seating in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition totalling over 700 hours while facing a chair for visitors to seat. Coinciding with her first solo show at Lisson Gallery in London, Abramovic analyses her interest in the preservation and the restaging of performance which motivated her founding of the Marina Abramovic Institute for Preservation of Performance Art in New York.