Programme 2012
"Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present" a 12th T-Mobile NH IFF special event

Marina Abramović, a living icon in the world of performance and body art, has been revolutionizing contemporary art for the past 40 years. The Yugoslav-born New Yorker's vision of art has led her to subject herself to psychological and physical extremes, often with extreme effects on audiences.

Abramović is the star of the 2012 Berlinale's Audience Award-winning American documentary Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present (USA, 2012). Directed by Matthew Akers, the film examines the radical artist's life and work through the prism of the exceptional event that was Abramović's performance of 'The Artist is Present' at the New York Museum of Modern Art in spring 2010, during which, over three months, she sat motionless for hours daily on a simple chair in an empty room. Visitors were invited to sit opposite her and relate their experiences afterwards. In their testimonials, many spoke of emotional catharsis, silent therapy, emotional and physical challenges, and spontaneous relationships with the artist. Some just cried in silence while looking her into her eyes.

Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present is one of the special events of the 12th T-Mobile New Horizons IFF in Wrocław.

The film will screen at the Helios theater, cinema 7 (address: ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 19a-21) on 20-21 and 27-28 July. All screenings will begin at 19:15.

Tickets go on advance sale at www.nowehoryzonty.pl, from 16 April 2012, at 12 noon.

Purchase tickets for the event

Quantities are limited. Tickets cost 20 zł each. Festival pass holders will be admitted on the strength of their pass but must make seat reservations online prior to the event.

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