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Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)

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.

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Matthew Akers, Jeff Dupre (co-director)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Marina Abramovic ... Herself
Ulay Ulay ... Himself
Klaus Biesenbach Klaus Biesenbach ... Himself
David Balliano David Balliano ... Himself (as Davide Balliano)
Chrissie Iles Chrissie Iles ... Herself
Arthur Danto Arthur Danto ... Himself
David Blaine ... Himself
James Franco ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rushka Bergman ... Herself
Orlando Bloom ... Himself
Tim Duquette ... Subway Photo Shoot
Brian Lane Moore Brian Lane Moore ... Himself
Ingrid Sischy ... Herself
Ashton Swinford ... MOCA Performer
Marcus White Marcus White ... Himself
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This feature-length documentary film follows the artist as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major retrospective of her work 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?' Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 2012 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Marina Abramovic: A Artista Está Presente See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,041, 17 June 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$86,217, 7 October 2012
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Stereo
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Marina Abramovic: When you perform it is a knife and your blood, when you act it is a fake knife and ketchup.
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Connections

Spoofed in Documentary Now!: Waiting for the Artist (2019) See more »

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By Zhurbin, Lev (as Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin)
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Amazing!
8 September 2013 | by moonfairystargirlsaSee all my reviews

I can't even find words to describe the emotion, the feeling of peace, serenity, harmony that we feel as watching this beautiful documentary. It simply shows us the essence, the genuineness and purity of this fabulous artist! GREAT WOMAN, no doubt! I wish I was one of those that had the opportunity to sit in front of her! This is art, and anyone can't say that it's not! Certainly you'll never find someone so much present, so much human, so much given to the feelings of others, such as Marina! And that's for sure!!! Thank you, thank you so so much! You're simply UNIQUE! I truly wish to know her better now!!! And her institute, oh the institute!!!! Maybe one day, one day, who knows? :)


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