The Artist is Present

Brian Moore

"The Artist is Present" is a work created by conceptual artist Marina Abramovic. Here in the USA HBO is broadcasting a documentary by the same name. I watched it the other night. It deals with the lead up and performance of the work at MoMA in New York. However it also provides a survey of Abramovic's earlier work.

I was a little familiar with Abramovic and also with The Artist is Present. But this documentary provided me with a much fuller understanding of the artist and her work. Whereas prior to watching the documentary I had no strong opinions about Abramovic. Now I am a fan.

It's not photography-related, but it's well-worth watching. Highly recommended.