2012 | Parallel programme Festival and Congress Centre – Varna | 06 June,
MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT
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MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT

Directed by Matthew Akers, Jeff Dupre

Produced by Nancy Abraham, Owsley Brown, Stanley F.Buchthal, MaroChermayeff, Jeff Dupre, Maja Hoffmann, David Koh, Sheila Nevins, Marcus Ricci, Francesca von Habsburg

Cinematography by Matthew Akers

Music by Nathan Halpern

Cast:
Marina Abramovic, Ulay, Klaus Biesenbach, DavideBalliano, Chrissie Iles, Arthur Danto, David Blaine, James Franco


 

 

Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, marina abramović has been redefining what art is for nearly forty years.  Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits––and at times risking her life in the process – she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us. Through her and with her, boundaries are crossed, consciousness expanded, and art as we know it is reborn.  She is, quite simply, one of the most compelling artists of our time.

She is also a glamorous art-world icon, a lightning rod for controversy, and a myth of her own making. She is most certainly unlike anyone you have ever met before.

The feature-length documentary film marina abramović the artist is present takes us inside marina’s world, following her as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major retrospective of her work, taking place at the museum of modern art in new york. To be given a retrospective at one of the world’s premiere museums is, for any living artist, 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?”

Awards:

Berlin International Film Festival 2012

Won, Panorama Audience Award
Documentary Film
Matthew Akers

Sarajevo Film Festival 2012

Won, Audience Award
Best Feature Film
Matthew Akers

Sundance Film Festival 2012

Nominated, Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Matthew Akers

Presented together with So Independent Film Festival.

Duration: 106

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