Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
Considered by many the doyenne of modern performance art, Serbian born, New York based Marina Abramovic has been tirelessly producing works for several decades.
In 2010, Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present saw her sit motionless in a chair at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, six days a week for nearly three months. During gallery hours, Abramovic sat facing any member of the visiting public who wished to enter the performance space and sit at the opposite side of her table. No talking. No moving. No touching. Just stillness and silence.
This film documentary covers many of Abramovic’s thoughts on her art and work, as well as following the preparations for the performance exhibition at MoMA. A fascinating insight into one of the world’s preeminent performance artists.
Also of note: MoMA’s website of the exhibition with interviews, images and video resources.