Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
- 1h 45min
- Directed by: Matthew Akers
- Cast: Marina Abramovic, Ulay, Klaus Biesenbach
- UK release: 6 July 2012
- Website: marinafilm.co.uk
Akers' documentary about Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic offers a helpful crib-sheet to her career. There are revealing interviews and some shocking clips of her earlier work, some of which involves self-mutilation; but Akers' film manages to make the artist's disconcerting and disturbing work seem accessible and ultimately even life-affirming.
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Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present14 Jun 2012
A luminous and life-affirming documentary about the Serbian performance artist
While visiting New York’s Museum of Modern Art in May 2010, I found Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic sitting opposite me. She was in the middle of the performance piece, which gives Matthew Akers’ documentary film its title, sitting silently…
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