Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)Free Download And Enjoy
106 min - Documentary | Biography | History - 5 July 2012 (Russia)
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?'
Director: Matthew Akers
Stars: Marina Abramovic, Ulay and Klaus Biesenbach
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present:Plot
Experienced as a piece of art, Abramovic’s performance was disconcerting, disturbing and ultimately moving, and the same also can be said for Akers’ documentary, although they work in very different ways. Akers’ film provides a helpful crib-sheet as to Abramovic’s career, featuring often shocking clips of her controversial earlier work some of which involves self-mutilation, and including interviews with her former husband Ulay. There’s also revealing behind-the-scenes footage involving New York glitterati who get involved with her performance, including James Franco and David Blaine.