MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ (1946 - )
The Kitchen VI.
From the Series: The Kitchen, Homage to Saint Therese
colour chromogenic print
This is the fourth piece from Abramović's The Kitchen series.
"The Kitchen: Homage to Saint Therese is a series of nine portrait photographs and three video artworks. Shot on location in the kitchen of an abandoned Carthusian monastery in Spain where nuns once fed thousands of orphans, the works reference the life of the mystic Saint Therese of Avila, while drawing on memories from my childhood. The kitchen of my grandmother was the center of my world: all the stories were told in the kitchen, all the advices regarding my life were given in the kitchen, all the future telling through the cups of black coffee took place in the kitchen, so it was really the center of the world, and all my best memories come from there. So it was a mixture of the kitchen of my childhood, the story of Saint Teresa of Avila, and this incredible abandoned kitchen with the children, all at the same time."
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