Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

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Original title Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present
Category Documentary
UK Release Date
Production year 2012
Production Country
Directors Matthew Akers
Cast Marina Abramović, James Franco, David Blaine, Ulay, Klaus Biesenbach, David Balliano, Chrissie Iles, Arthur Danto, Orlando Bloom
Distributor Dogwoof Film Distribution


Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly 40 years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her limits – and at times risking her life in the process – she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us. MARINA ABRAMOVIC THE ARTIST IS PRESENT follows the artist as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major new retrospective of her work, taking place at The Museum of Modern Art. To be given a retrospective at one of the world's premier museums is the most exhilarating sort of milestone. For Marina, it is far more: it is the chance to finally silence the question she has been hearing over and over again for four decades: “But why is this art?”