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Movies and TV: Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present

Marina Abromovic: The Artist is PresentMarina Abramovi? is a New York-based performance artist. Her art examines bodily limits, passion, violence, and identity. Marina Abramovi?: The Artist is Present is a documentary that follows Abramovi? during her 2010 Museum of Modern Art installation. MOMA celebrated Abramovi?’s 30-year career by recreating her most famous performance art pieces and showcasing a new, 90-day installation. Over 750,000 people attended the show. Abramovi?’s performance art is not always easily understandable. Much of the time – especially early in her career – it seemed shocking…but through shock the artist forces us to engage, to pause, to question, to be in a moment. If you like art documentaries or movies that put you in a thinking mood, try Marina Abramovi?: The Artist is Present.

By Readers' Advisor on December 12, 2013 Categories: Movies and TV, Nonfiction

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