Ulay, Ljubljana-Based Artist, Partner of Marina Abramović, Dies at 76 (Videos)

By , 02 Mar 2020, 11:55 AM Lifestyle
Ulay, Ljubljana-Based Artist, Partner of Marina Abramović, Dies at 76 (Videos) Screenshot from the trailer for Project Cancer

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Frank Uwe Laysiepen, better known as Ulay, the conceptual artist who was the long-time creative and romantic partner of Marina Abramović, died on Sunday night at the age 76. Born in Germany and based in Ljubljana since 2009, Ulay produced a rich body of visual art but had the most impact in his series of performances, both with and without Abramović, which were often extreme and physically dangerous. Although Ulay appeared to have recovered from lymphatic cancer in 2014, media reports indicate that cancer was the cause of death.

Ulaj was a familiar figure on Trubarjeva cesta and Petkovškovo nabrežje, with an apartment overlooking Dragon Bridge. You can see some examples of his work in the following videos.

Project Cancer from Journeyman Pictures on Vimeo.

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