Marina Abramovic: Why I Had 3 Abortions Having kids would have been 'disaster' for work By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Jul 27, 2016 10:44 AM CDT 406 comments Comments Artist Marina Abramovic attends an Abramovic Method cocktail party at the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival held from Aug. 28 through Sept. 7, in Venice, Italy, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis) (Newser) – Artist Marina Abramovic has had three abortions because, she says in a new interview picked up by the Guardian, having kids would have been "a disaster for my work." "One only has limited energy in the body, and I would have had to divide it," Abramovic tells German newspaper Tagesspiegel in an interview translated by ArtNet. Abramovic, who turns 70 this year, continued: "In my opinion that’s the reason why women aren’t as successful as men in the art world. There’s plenty of talented women. Why do men take over the important positions? It’s simple. Love, family, children—a woman doesn’t want to sacrifice all of that. ... I have no husband, no family, I’m totally free."