marina abramović + ulay

I posted about Marina Abramović's The Artist is Present back in 2010 when the I stumbled upon the Tumblr Marina Abramović Made Me Cry. (By the way, recognize this lovely lady? Yep, it's Jemima Kirke...) What I didn't know is that Abramović's past lover, Ulay, also sat across from the artist during her stint at MoMa.

From The Design Observer:
A love story that spans decades is made poignant in this short video. In the late 1970s, Marina Abramović and Ulay fell in love and created art together. As they ended their relationship, they created art in that too. With Marina walking from the Yellow Sea and Ulay from the Gobi Desert, they each walked over 1000 miles to meet on the Great Wall of China. They hugged for a final time and left each other.
"At her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, where she shared a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing and this is what happened." (via zen garage)

I don't know about you, but that interaction made me cry...

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