In 2009, the Serpentine Gallery had a retrospective exhibition of Gustav Metzgers work. In conjunction with this exhibition, Marina Abramovic created an edition print entitled “The Kitchen”. Whilst she is considered first and foremost a performance artist, photography plays an important role in her work. She often uses the medium to document her performances, often in its last moments, providing the only lasting trace of the event ever having occurred.
“The Kitchen is a mysterious image, alluding to a space where only the simplest remnants of human life remain, lightly resting upon almost translucent marble shelves. This parallels Gustav Metzger’s focus on our relationship to our environment and his call for a more pared back, gentle relationship to the world around us.”
It’s very rare that Abramovic creates artists editions so this is a real highlight of my collection. The print is 48cmx48cm and was produced in an edition of 150.