A documentary by Matthwe Akers & Jeff Dupre
Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramović 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 ABRAMOVIĆ - 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?»
«Matthew Akers's fascinating film ponders not only the nature and validity of performance art but paints a somewhat hagiographic portrait of Abramović as the movement's 'grandmother'.» The Guardian
Edition Look Now!
Language English Subtitles deutsch
Length 106 min. Screen 16/9 PAL, color Sound DTS HD Master 5.1 FSK 16 Region code 2
Bonus Deleted scenes | Booklet