Um minuto de sil?ncio

Watch this short video till the end. It’s quite special.
Marina Abramovic and Ulay lived an intense love story for five years in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. at her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.
Um minuto de sil?ncio
“Nos anos 70, Marina Abramovic viveu uma intensa hist?ria de amor com Ulay. Durante 5 anos viveram num furg?o realizando todo tipo de performances. Quando sentiram que a rela??o j? n?o valia aos dois, decidiram percorrer a Grande Muralha da China; cada um come?ou a caminhar de um lado, para se encontrarem no meio, dar um ?ltimo grande abra?o um no outro, e nunca mais se ver.
23 anos depois, em 2010, quando Marina j? era uma artista consagrada, o MoMa de Nova Iorque dedicou uma retrospectiva a sua obra. Nessa retrospectiva, Marina compartilhava um minuto de sil?ncio com cada estranho que sentasse a sua frente. Ulay chegou sem que ela soubesse e… Foi assim.”

Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.”

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