Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present

In Rhinebeck 
July 10 
Wednesday 8:15 
(USA / 2012 / Directed by Matthew Akers and Jeff Dupre)
Unrated / 106 mins. 
In Person: Marina Abramovic
Tickets: $12 Adults / $11 Seniors and Students / $10 Members
In Akers’ and Dupre’s captivating documentary, cameras follow performance artist Marina Abromovic as she works to open a retrospective of her life’s work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  The central performance of the exhibition requires her to sit silently at a table with a single museum-goer at a time.
The popularity and novelty of this performance led to a long snaking line of audience members waiting to have their time at the table, or a “square of light,” with Marina.  With no talking, no touching, and no outward expression of any kind, Marina strove to create a luminous state of being and then transmit that to the guest through an “energy dialogue.”  Today, Abromovic joins us for a screening and Q&A in the midst of her latest endeavor — opening the Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI) in Hudson, NY. Devoted to time-based and immaterial art, the institute seeks productive unions between the arts, science, technology, spirituality and education. Please join us in welcoming Marina and MAI to the Hudson Valley.
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