Marina Abramović

Marina Abramović

The Artist Is Present

Downloadable Video - 2012
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Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic 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
Publisher: [United States] : Music Box Films : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 106 min.)) : sound, color
Audience: Not rated
Alternative Title: Artist is present

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gingerbeer
Dec 14, 2015

This is a fascinating documentary about an artist who has fearlessly created art that has shocked and delighted for decades. Although you may find some of the art projects uncomfortable or disturbing, you can't deny her innovative creativity at its heart.

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Ron@Ottawa
Sep 28, 2014

This is a documentary on controversial performing artist Marina Abramovic. The film covers the entire span of 40 years but the emphasis is on her recent work in the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). It is a good documentary if you want to get to know this artist, and form your opinion on her and her work. However, as far as art goes, and me being fairly conservative in my choice of art forms, I have to say I like some of her work but find the rest pretentious, contrived, and too obsessed with raising eyebrows.

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JesseWard
May 12, 2014

Easily one of the most important films I have seen as an artist. Those who belittle her or performances like this are incapable of going further than we allow ourselves. This is a brilliant woman doing a remarkable thing and the filmmakers treated the subject gracefully and poetically and, most importantly, with respect but not too much reverence.

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Poodles
Apr 15, 2013

A surprisingly emotional work. The film really helps to explain and contextualize performance art.

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Ron@Ottawa
Sep 28, 2014

Sexual Content: Quite a bit of nudity as part of the art exhibition.

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