The Artist Is Present

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Verge Center for the Arts says
MOVIE NIGHT IS BACK starting with Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present, a documentary on the life of artist Marina Abramovic.

Verge's first selection for Movie Night's rebirth is inspired by our current exhbition in the main gallery, Do It curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Do It features a selection of twenty works from the Do It compendium, a small fraction of the 250 artists represented in the project. In order to spotlight the lives and works of some addtional artists from the compendium we're presenting two films during the months of January and February to compliment the exhibition.

The screening will kick off with a brief introduction and discussion to follow. Join us for a night of great film and lively dialogue!

Details:
Movie night!!!
$5 general, $3 students, and free for Verge members
Free popcorn $3 drinks

More about the film:
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. TO BE GIVEN A RETROSPECTIVE AT ONE OF THE WORLD'S PREMIERE MUSEUMS IS, FOR ANY LIVING ARTIST, 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?"

ELEVATING TRADITIONAL DOCUMENTARY TECHNIQUES WITH AN ARTISTIC GLOSS BEFITTING ITS SUBJECT, MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ THE ARTIST IS PRESENT IS BY NO MEANS A TYPICAL "ART FILM." WITH TOTAL ACCESS GRANTED BY ABRAMOVIĆ AND THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ THE ARTIST IS PRESENT IS INSTEAD A MESMERIZING CINEMATIC JOURNEY INSIDE THE WORLD OF RADICAL PERFORMANCE, AND AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT OF AN ASTONISHINGLY MAGNETIC, ENDLESSLY INTRIGUING WOMAN WHO DRAWS NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN LIFE AND ART.
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