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ABRAMOVIC METHOD | AS ONE

Benaki Museum

10/03/2016 - 24/04/2016

AS ONE | The Abramović Method | NEON+MAI | Benaki Museum | 10 March – 24 April 2016 | ©Panos Kokkinias
AS ONE | The Abramović Method | NEON+MAI | Benaki Museum | 10 March – 24 April 2016 | ©Panos Kokkinias
AS ONE | The Abramović Method | NEON+MAI | Benaki Museum | 10 March – 24 April 2016 | ©Panos Kokkinias
AS ONE | The Abramović Method | NEON+MAI | Benaki Museum | 10 March – 24 April 2016 | ©Panos Kokkinias
AS ONE | The Abramović Method | NEON+MAI | Benaki Museum | 10 March – 24 April 2016 | ©Panos Kokkinias
AS ONE | The Abramović Method | NEON+MAI | Benaki Museum | 10 March – 24 April 2016 | ©Panos Kokkinias

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ABRAMOVIC METHOD | AS ONE

10/03/2016 - 24/04/2016

Benaki Museum | Pireos 138

OPENING HOURS
Tue – Thu | 12.00 – 20.00
Fri |12.00 – 22.00
Sat | 12.00 – 20.00
Sun | 11.00 – 19.00
Mon | closed

 

Free Entrance

 

Visitors Age | 15 +

 

Last Entrance | 45 min. before closing

 


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 Frequently Asked Questions

 Program | Week Seven

 Press Release

NEON is proud to be partnering with the Marina Abramović Institute (MAI) for the first time, on a major collaboration of Performance and Immaterial Art in Athens, presenting the program As One at the Benaki Museum (Pireos St. Annexe), over a period of seven weeks.

The Abramovic Method, developed over many years and many iterations, is a public participatory experience for large groups that allows participants to connect to themselves, to the present moment and to each other. It consists of a communal space in which the public is offered a series exercises to engage with and to witness others engaging with. In Athens, the Abramovic Method will reach a new and more mature phase of its development, offering an open format for participation and rotating exercises/activities dependent on the needs of the Greek audience and on how the Greek public engages with the work.

We live in a world of constant distraction where authentic connection with ourselves and other human beings is a often unavailable. The Abramovic Method allows participants to unburden themselves of their daily distractions in order to focus on and engage with a raw, timeless space where every connection is possible and quiet, individual time is encouraged.

The Abramovic Method, as part of As One, a NEON and MAI collaboration, will take place on the ground floor of the Benaki Museum, Pireos. As visitors enter the Method, they are requested to deposit personal belongings, such as watches, phones and cameras into a locker. They are then led through a series of warm up, centering exercises, led by trained facilitators, to wake up the senses, stretch the body and center the mind. This preparation will allow participants to focus on being present, still and connected in a fresh and unencumbered way. Throughout the experience, the Greek public will be autonomous in their engagement with the work and will have space to seek and find the things that they need and desire from their time in this unique environment.

AS ONE | The Abramović Method | NEON+MAI | Benaki Museum | 10 March – 24 April 2016 | ©Panos Kokkinias

Photo by Natalia Tsoukala

AS ONE | The Abramović Method | NEON+MAI | Benaki Museum | 10 March – 24 April 2016 | ©Panos Kokkinias

AS ONE | The Abramović Method | NEON+MAI | Benaki Museum | 10 March – 24 April 2016 | ©Panos Kokkinias

AS ONE | The Abramović Method | NEON+MAI | Benaki Museum | 10 March – 24 April 2016 | ©Panos Kokkinias

AS ONE | The Abramović Method | NEON+MAI | Benaki Museum | 10 March – 24 April 2016 | ©Panos Kokkinias

Benaki Museum
Pireos 138 & Andronikou | Ground Floor

OPENING HOURS
Tue – Thu | 12.00 – 20.00
Fri |12.00 – 22.00
Sat | 12.00 – 20.00
Sun | 11.00 – 19.00
Mon | closed


AS ONE

Benaki Museum, Pireos St building, Pireos, Athens, Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, Greece

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