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Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present

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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.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

“Easily the best documentary of the Sundance Film Festival, it's also an early contender for best doc of 2012.”

Jesse Hawthorne

San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Breathtaking...Extraordinary. The movie’s power as a potent secondhand art high is damned near peerless.”

David Fear

Time Out New York

“A moving and masterfully constructed exploration of what makes art—or anything else—worth doing in the first place.”

Andrew O'Hehir

Winner! Berlin International Film Festival 2012 - Panorama Audience Award, Documentary Film

Winner! Sarajevo Film Festival 2012 - Audience Award, Best Feature Film

Sundance Film Festival 2012 - Official Selection

Sundance Film Festival 2012 Grand Jury Prize Nominee - Documentary

Cast & Crew
  • Herself : Marina Abramovic
  • Himself : Ulay
  • Himself : David Blaine
  • Himself : James Franco
  • Himself : Arthur Danto
  • Himself : David Balliano
  • Himself : Klaus Biesenbach
  • Directors : Matthew Akers, Jeff Dupre
  • Producers : Maro Chermayeff, Jeff Dupre
  • Cinematography : Matthew Akers
  • Editor : E. Donna Shepherd
  • Music : Nathan Halpern
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2012
  • Release Date : July 5, 2012
  • Countries of Production : USA
  • Languages : English
  • Running Time : 106 minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 16x9
  • Sound : Stereo
  • Color : Color/B&W
  • Rating : Not Rated
DVD/Blu-Ray Special Features

Marina at MOMA

The Audience Completes the Work

Marina: Art vs. Life| Marina’s Dresses| Belgrade Homecoming

A Re-Performer’s Story

Exhibition Gallery