Game Changers: Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Nov 14, 2017 9:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:106 min
Country Listing:USA
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Matthew Akers
Cinema Extra
Featuring:Marina Abramovi?


In her career as an artist for four decades and counting, Marina Abramovic has made groundbreaking and controversial work that pushes the boundaries of what we call art—often using her body in strange and even dangerous ways. Occasioned by a retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, Abramovic prepares for one of her most striking performances yet, in which she sits still in a gallery seated across from various spectators one by one, seven hours a day, six days a week. The Artist is Present focuses on this moment of reflection in Marina Abramovic’s career, raising thought-provoking questions about the nature of expression.

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Game Changers: Stories of remarkable individuals and their impact on our world.

“Illuminating and inspiring.” – Time Out

“Has everything a documentary could want.” – Boston Globe

“Exhilarating, elegantly executed film that holds a mirror up to the art world.” – The Guardian