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Marina Abramovic Compares Aboriginal People to 'Dinosaurs' | News | teleSUR English

19.8.16

Marina Abramovic Compares Aboriginal People to 'Dinosaurs' | News | teleSUR English: “They are the oldest race on the planet. They look like dinosaurs. They are really strange and different, and they should be treated as living treasures,” said Abramovic describing her experience spending time with the Pitjantjatjara and Pintupi nations in Australia.

“To Western eyes they look terrible. Their faces are like no other faces on earth; they have big torsos (just one bad result of their encounter with Western civilization is a high-sugar diet that bloats their bodies) and sticklike legs,” she continued

Abramovic, one of the world’s most renowned performance artists based in New York, apologized on a Facebook post saying that the comments were part of “an early, uncorrected proof of my forthcoming book.”


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