Marina Abramovic is famous for groundbreaking performances and for expanding the boundaries of art. Her famous exhibition The Artist is Present at the Museum of Modern Art in New York attracted some 750,000 visitors who queued to sit in a chair opposite her. This spring, her new exhibition The Cleaner is showing at Moderna Museet in Stockholm. It is Abramovic’s first major retrospective in Europe, looking back some 40 years and including works with artist Ulay (Uwe Laysiepen) as well as shows by other performance artists. “The real performances are a bit like mindfulness but more extreme,” says the museum’s communication strategist John Peter Nilsson. “Abramovic’s art is about exposing the body to physical strains in order for the senses to be liberated.”