Memoir - Walk Through Walls

Star artist calls Indigenous Australians ‘dinosaurs’

Advance copies of performance artist Marina Abramovic's biography contain a passage describing Australia's first people as "dinosaurs".

Abramovic said the comments were from an "early, uncorrected proof".

But response to the excerpt on social media was unsympathetic, with many branding her a racist.

The memoir, entitled Walk Through Walls, features a passage that describes Abramovic's first contact with Indigenous Australians in the 1970s.