Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
Tuesday, March 16 @ 8:00 pm
Watch With WHBPAC
Join WHBPAC as we watch the wicked and the wacky, the worldly and the woebegone – together! This weekly assemblage of patrons and staff will leave you warm, well-rounded, and – on the whole – well prepared to weather whatever the fates might weave for us next.
The WHBPAC has curated a series of films available on streaming services you may already subscribe to, and will moderate a chat as patrons watch and comment in real-time. Designed to be tech easy (and easy on the wallet), this program will educate and inspire up to 100 people a night. Donations to the WHBPAC, a non-profit performing arts center that has been closed since March 2020, are very much welcomed.
This feature-length documentary film follows the artist as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major retrospective of her work 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?’
1hr 46 mins | English | Watch Party via Amazon Prime
“In place of evenhandedness, the film gives us a full sense of a personality and intelligence so riveting that we begin to comprehend why all those hundreds of thousands lined up at the MoMA.” San Francisco Chronicle