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Marina Abramović: The artist is present
2 Oct 2012


official trailer


The film is a documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. At 65 years old, looking much younger, Marina has become well-known after decades of work in this field, and Matthew Akers's film is about the simple yet strangely brilliant idea she had for her 2010 show “The Artist Is Present” at the New York Museum of Modern Art.


The piece consisted simply of Abramović, seated at a table where onlookers were invited to become part of the exhibit by coming into the performance space and, seated opposite, gazing into her eyes for a few minutes before being moved on. The performance continued all day every day for three months.

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