In 1988, when the course of their relationship had run out, they decided to walk along the Great Chinese Wall, each one starting from the opposite side, to meet in the middle, embrace each other and never ever see each other again. Here is where there intense relationship, full of contradictions, energy and attraction, came to an end. From here on, each one of them would seek his own destiny, which, as life itself, is always so uncertain, and sometimes unpredictable and unexpected.
In spring 2010, 22 years later, the MoMa set up a performance by Marina Abramovic which consisted in the artist sitting on a wooden chair at a small table in the middle of the museum’s great hall. Opposite, on the other side of the table, an empty chair. The visitors, in strict turns, could sit down facing her as long as they wanted, silently contemplate her and feel part of the act. Ulay turned up unannounced, and this is what happened: