Table of 10,000 Tears

105 x 100 x 80 cm

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© Oak Taylor Smith for Factum Arte

For the group exhibition 'Humble Works' at Colnaghi (London, 17 September - 22 November 2021) with Nico Vascellari and Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, the selection of works 'was created in response to and presented in dialogue with masterworks from across eras, ranging from an Etruscan burial urn from the 6th Century B.C.E., to a rarely presented Portrait of Mother Jerónima de la Fuente by Diego Velázquez from the 17th century'. 

Marina Abramovic presented the Corian Portraits (2019) and a new site-specific installation made at Factum Arte: the Table of 10,000 Tears. Inside a clear glass case on a pedestal, ten thousands of individually handmade glass tears are casually arranged, capturing and reflecting every subtle variation of light. The miniature tears, each measuring from 60mm to 1cm, are the same ones traditionally used to adorn the statues of the Virgin Mary during the processions dedicated to the Virgen de Lágrimas throughout Spain. 

Detail of the glass tears © courtesy of Colnaghi

Test installation in Factum Arte's workshops © Oak Taylor Smith for Factum Arte

The Table of 10,000 Tears and the Corian Portraits © courtesy of Colnaghi

The Table of 10,000 Tears by Marina Abramovic and The Nun Jerónima de la Fuente by Diego Velázquez © courtesy of Colnaghi


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