Marina Abramović on what it means to be an artist

"You know you are an artist if you have to do art — it’s like breathing and you have no choice. Nothing should be able to stop you."

Marina Abramović survived a terrible childhood to become a pioneering artist. In recounting her creative journey, she asserts with the most hard-earned kind of authority:

You know you are an artist if you have to do art — it’s like breathing and you have no choice. Nothing should be able to stop you.

Read more about how she turned trauma into creative power here.

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