ART IST KUKU NU UT: MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ (opening). © Gabriela Liivamägi

In the first case, this is related to the artist's career, the tenth anniversary of her creative working life and in its way, a reflective assessment. The second case is a reference to Abramović's ethnic background and the history of her family and her country. She has formed a wide spectrum of human characteristics, all of them ably represented by one being.

Marina Abramović's works are loaded with all sorts of different paradigms – they simultaneously speak about very personal and universal themes, and they are rarely unequivocal. The exhibition provides a wonderful opportunity to see powerful video representations/performance documentaries. Although the camera alters perception and changes accents and possible viewing angles, it still offers the most direct form of experience next to being present at a live performance. It must be mentioned that the exhibition's catalog is a wonderful supplement; it is not only an intellectual representation, but, as is important when dealing with the classics of contemporary art, an educational tool, as well. This  serves to highlight the noble and laudable efforts of the festival ART IST KUKU NU UT to bring contemporary art closer to the people, and to encourage them not to fear “buildings with crooked architecture”.