16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019 Globe Cinema, Calgary

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

USA, 2012 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2012
Sat, Apr 21 7:00 PM

description

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.

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present follows 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. Elevating traditional documentary techniques with an artistic gloss befi tting its subject, this is by no means a typical “art film.” With total access granted by Abramovic and the Museum of Modern Art, you are taken through a mesmerizing cinematic journey inside the world of radical performance, and an intimate portrait of an astonishingly magnetic, endlessly intriguing woman who draws no distinction between life and art.

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
Berlin International Film Festival 2012
Sundance Film Festival 2012

 

Co-Presented by The EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts

press for Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

"one of the most compelling artists of our time"
- Sundance Film Guide (2012)

details

Documentary

106 Minutes

credits

Director:
Matthew Akers

Producers:
Jeff Dupre and Maro Chermayeff

Executive Producers:
Sheila Nevins, Nancy Abraham

community

awards

Audience Award, Best Documentary, Berlin Film Festival 2012

Presenting Partner