ARTIST’S LIFE MANIFESTO

DAS Manifest für den Künstler – von MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ

MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ: AN ARTIST’S LIFE MANIFESTO.

1. An artist’s conduct in his life:

– An artist should not lie to himself or others.
– An artist should not steal ideas from other artists.
– An artist should not compromise for themselves or in regards to the art market.
– An artist should not kill other human beings.
– An artist should not make themselves into an idol.
– An artist should not make themselves into an idol.
– An artist should not make themselves into an idol.

2. An artist’s relation to his love life:

– An artist should avoid falling in love with another artist.
– An artist should avoid falling in love with another artist.
– An artist should avoid falling in love with another artist.

3. An artist’s relation to the erotic:

– An artist should develop an erotic point of view on the world.
– An artist should be erotic.
– An artist should be erotic.
– An artist should be erotic.

4. An artist’s relation to suffering:

– An artist should suffer.
– From the suffering comes the best work.
– Suffering brings transformation.
– Through the suffering an artist transcends their spirit.
– Through the suffering an artist transcends their spirit.
– Through the suffering an artist transcends their spirit.

5. An artist’s relation to depression:

– An artist should not be depressed.
– Depression is a disease and should be cured.
– Depression is not productive for an artist.
– Depression is not productive for an artist.
– Depression is not productive for an artist.

6. An artist’s relation to suicide:

– Suicide is a crime against life.
– An artist should not commit suicide.
– An artist should not commit suicide.
– An artist should not commit suicide.

7. An artist’s relation to inspiration:

– An artist should look deep inside themselves for inspiration.
– The deeper they look inside themselves, the more universal they become.
– The artist is universe.
– The artist is universe.
– The artist is universe.

8. An artist’s relation to self-control:

– The artist should not have self-c ontrol about his life.
– The artist should have total self-control about his work.
– The artist should not have self-control about his life.
– The artist should have total self-control about his work.

9. An artist’s relation with transparency:

– The artist should give and receive at the same time.
– Transparency means receptive.
– Transparency means to give.
– Transparency means to receive.
– Transparency means receptive.
– Transparency means to give.
– Transparency means to receive.
– Transparency means receptive.
– Transparency means to give.
– Transparency means to receive.

10. An artist’s relation to symbols:

– An artist creates his own symbols.
– Symbols are an artist’s language.
– The language must then be translated.
– Sometimes it is difficult to find the key.
– Sometimes it is difficult to find the key.
– Sometimes it is difficult to find the key.

11. An artist’s relation to silence:

– An artist has to understand silence.
– An artist has to create a space for silence to enter his work.
– Silence is like an island in the middle of a turbulent ocean.
– Silence is like an island in the middle of a turbulent ocean.
– Silence is like an island in the middle of a turbulent ocean.

12. An artist’s relation to solitude:

– An artist must make time for the long periods of solitude.
– Solitude is extremely important.
– Away from home.
– Away from the studio.
– Away from family.
– Away from friends.
– An artist should stay for long periods of time at waterfalls.
– An artist should stay for long periods of time at exploding volcanoes.
– An artist should stay for long periods of time looking at the fast running rivers.
– An artist should stay for long periods of time looking at the horizon where the ocean and sky meet.
– An artist should stay for long periods of time looking at the stars in the night sky.

13. An artist’s conduct in relation to work:

– An artist should avoid going to the studio every day.
– An artist should not treat his work schedule as a bank employee does.
– An artist should explore life and work only when an idea comes to him in a dream or during the day as a vision that arises as a surprise.
– An artist should not repeat himself.
– An artist should not overproduce.
– An artist should avoid his own art pollution.
– An artist should avoid his own art pollution.
– An artist should avoid his own art pollution.

14. An artist’s possessions:

– Buddhist monks advise that it is best to have nine possessions in their life:
1 robe for the summer
1 robe for the winter
1 pair of shoes
1 begging bowl for food
1 mosquito net
1 prayer book
1 umbrella
1 mat to sleep on
1 pair of glasses if needed
– An artist should decide for himself the minimum personal possessions they should have.
– An artist should have more and more of less and less.
– An artist should have more and more of less and less.
– An artist should have more and more of less and less.

15. A list of an artist’s friends:

– An artist should have friends that lift their spirits.
– An artist should have friends that lift their spirits.
– An artist should have friends that lift their spirits.

16. A list of an artist’s enemies:

– Enemies are very important.
– The Dalai Lama has said that it is easy to have compassion with friends but much more difficult to have compassion with enemies.
– An artist has to learn to forgive.
– An artist has to learn to forgive.
– An artist has to learn to forgive.

17. Different death scenarios:

– An artist has to be aware of his own mortality.
– For an artist, it is not only important how he lives his life but also how he dies.
– An artist should look at the symbols of his work for the signs of different death scenarios.
– An artist should die consciously without fear.
– An artist should die consciously without fear.
– An artist should die consciously without fear.

18. Different funeral scenarios:

– An artist should give instructions before the funeral so that everything is done the way he wants it.
– The funeral is the artist’s last art piece before leaving.
– The funeral is the artist’s last art piece before leaving.
– The funeral is the artist’s last art piece before leaving.