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This week, we are celebrating Marina Abramovic’s birthday. The Serbian performer and artist was born on September 30, 1946. In her work, she seeks to encourage the audience participation. Thus, during a retrospective in 2010 at Moma in New York, she spent 736 hours sitting on a chair for silent face-to-face meetings with visitors!

On the same day in 1943, Annette Messager was born in Berk-sur-mer, in the north of France. This artist has placed her interest in folk art and crafts, madness and childhood. Known for the history of the Berck maritime hospital and the fight against tuberculosis, this environment surely inspired her.

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