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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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Did You Know?

Quotes

Marina Abramovic: Performance is all about state of mind.
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Connections

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

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East Berlin, PA
By Zhurbin, Lev (as Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin)
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Unbelievably moving documentary.
18 April 2017 | by atheloniousSee all my reviews

I absolutely loathe performance art and the pretentiousness that comes with it. If fact, aside from movies and some abstract pieces, I am not all that interested in art. However, it is impossible not to like this film. Abramovic is hypnotic throughout and the film editors do a great job of cutting out virtually all of the annoyances that sometimes plague these types documentaries. I am a simple-minded person who enjoys beer, boxing and cars. I do not know my wines nor am I an avid NY Times reader. But, one thing I am sure of is that you will love this film. Just give it 15 minutes and you will be hooked.


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