October 06, 2012

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2011)

Directed by: Matthew Akers
Country: USA

Plot: 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.
Reviews: Controversial Serbian artist Marina Abramovic, in active since the 70's, has another good opportunity to promote herself through this documentary made by the hand of Matthew Akers. Basically about her work, yet focusing some important aspects of her private life, it shows with accuracy and objectivity the physical and psychological strength of this fantastic woman. Her dedication to work is undeniable and her new and original performance art was praised at MoMA and considered as a big success.
Relevant awards: Audience award (Berlin and Sarajevo).

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