Film screening: Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present« Back to Events
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Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present
OCTOBER 7 – Friday, 5:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramović has been redefining what is art for 40 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. This feature-length, award-winning documentary takes us inside Abramović’s world, following her 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, a chance to finally silence the question she has been hearing for four decades: “But why is this art?”
Presented in conjunction with Creating Change: Political Art from the Permanent Collection, in partnership with Mechanical Eye Microcinema.