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LOCATION ONE RENEWS ABRAMOVIĆ STUDIO ഀ਀
Experimental performance art program will expand in fall, ഀ਀with Marina Abramović as mentor, Jovana Stokić as curator

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ഀ਀ Jovana Stokic and Marina Abramovic at MoMA: The Artist is Present, May 2010 Photo credit: Marco Anelliഀ਀ ഀ਀
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NEW YORK (June 11, 2010) – Location One announced today that its innovative Marina ഀ਀Abramović Studio for experimentation in performance art will return for the 2010-2011 ഀ਀season – with an expanded program, new funding, and the active participation of Ms. ഀ਀Abramović as mentor and program advisor.

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The Abramović Studio, directed and curated by Jovana Stokić, fosters experimentation ഀ਀and builds awareness in the artistic community through performances, workshops, ഀ਀presentations, dialogue and training. The studio, founded by Ms. Abramović and Location ഀ਀One executive director Claire Montgomery, has become in its first year a hub for ഀ਀performance art that is unique on the New York art scene.

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For the coming program year, Ms. Stokić plans twelve (or more) performances and twelve ഀ਀(or more) artist discussions and presentations, all open to the public; weekly workshops ഀ਀are open to participants on Location One residency and fellowship programs and to others ഀ਀by invitation. Ms. Abramović will meet frequently with program participants and will invite ഀ਀artists and experts to take part in program activities. The fall season of the Location One ഀ਀performance space will open with the New York premiere of the 4 -part series VIRES by ഀ਀Colombian artist, Maria José Arjona.

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“We literally opened our doors with performance art eleven years ago,” said Ms. ഀ਀Montgomery. “Marina has opened so many minds to the potential of this wonderful form of ഀ਀expression. She and Jovana give us the inspiration and the enthusiasm to make Location ഀ਀One an enduring resource for those who care most about this potential.” ഀ਀
ഀ਀http://www.location1.org/abramovic-studio/

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ഀ਀Media Contact: ഀ਀For further information on this exhibition or Location One, or for images or interviews, ഀ਀please contact Cody Montgomery at 212-334-3347 or cody@location1.org

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NY State Council on the Artsഀ਀ഀ਀

Location One is extremely grateful to The New York State Council on the Artsഀ਀

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ABOUT LOCATION ONE

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Based in the Soho arts district of New York, Location One is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to fostering new forms of creative expression and cultural exchange through exhibitions, residencies, performances, public lectures and workshops. Traditionally focused on technological experimentation and new media, Location One's residencies and programs have favored social and political discourse and dialogue, and acted as a catalyst for collaborations. With a unique environment providing individualized training, support, and guidance to each artist, as well as exposure for their creations and collaborations, Location One continues to nurture the spirit of experimentation that it considers the cornerstone of its mission.ഀ਀ ഀ਀
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