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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?”

POST screening Q&A with Producer Marcus Ricci!!! at jane pickens theater, 6 pm wine reception, 7pm film

Run time: UK / 106 min
Director: Matthew Akers
Cast: Marina Abramovic, Ulay
Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
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A personally revealing look at an artist most famous for maintaining stone-faced silence for three months, Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present makes performance art accessible (if not totally comprehensible) to newbies and depicts a figure many viewers will want to know better.

Hollywood Reporter

Performance artist Marina Abramovic's unique four-decade career receives its mainstream platform in The Artist is Present, an intelligent overview that makes a radical artist's work comprehensible to audiences with no previous awareness of her or her chosen path.