"THE FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY FILM MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ THE ARTIST IS PRESENT TAKES US INSIDE MARINA’S WORLD, FOLLOWING HER AS SHE PREPARES FOR WHAT MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT MOMENT OF HER LIFE: A MAJOR RETROSPECTIVE OF HER WORK, TAKING PLACE AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART IN NEW YORK. "
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"AS THE FILM OPENS, WE FIND MARINA IN THE FINAL THROES OF PLANNING HER EXHIBITION. WE SEE HER FLITTING AROUND THE MUSEUM, CONSULTING WITH CURATORS, GALLERISTS, AND DESIGNERS, CRACKING JOKES AND CHARMING EVERYONE WHO CROSSES HER PATH. AS LONGTIME FRIEND AND MOMA CURATOR KLAUS BIESENBACH PUTS IT: "MARINA IS NEVER NOT PERFORMING." IN A STRATEGY MEETING, SHE SETS THE STAKES FOR WHAT LIES AHEAD: AT 63, SHE HAS LOST PATIENCE WITH BEING A FRINGE ARTIST. WHAT SHE WANTS NOW IS FOR PERFORMANCE ART TO BE LEGITIMATED. SHE IS THINKING OF HER LEGACY––AND THE MOMA SHOW, AS SHE WELL KNOWS, CAN SECURE IT ONCE AND FOR ALL. IT IS ONE THING TO BE "ALTERNATIVE" WHEN YOU ARE 20 OR 30 OR 40, SHE SAYS TO CAMERA. "BUT EXCUSE ME, I'M 63!  I DON'T WANT TO BE ALTERNATIVE ANYMORE!"" More here.
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AuthorKatina Michael