Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present-2012

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present-2012

Director-Matthew Akers, Jeff Dupre

Starring-Marina Abramovic

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Grade: B+

The wonderful thing about documentary features is that they can introduce the viewer to a world of knowledge or provide an experience that you may not ordinarily be exposed to. This is certainly the case for me personally with Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present.

Knowing nothing prior about this inspiring artist, I had no idea who she was going into this documentary and had no exposure to performance art. The film does a great job of telling Marina’s career history, extreme discipline, and the honesty of her work. The documentary is also a biography then, of sorts, as it gives a history lesson of who she is and various obstacles she has hurdled in her life.

Marina is portrayed as an extreme artist and it was a wonderful experience learning about her. Seeing video of The Museum of Modern Art in nearby New York City was a treat since I have been to the museum before.

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