Photo: Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present, ohj. Matthew Akers

Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present

Documentary film

Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramović has been redefining what art is for nearly 40 years.

Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her limits – and at times risking her life in the process – she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us.

Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present follows the artist as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major new retrospective of her work, taking place at The Museum of Modern Art. To be given a retrospective at one of the world’s premier museums is 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?”

Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present, 2012
Director, cinematographer: Matthew Akers
Producer, co-director: Jeff Dupre
Producer: Maro Chermayeff