The Marina Abramovic Documentary Won a Peabody Award

marina_350x517Marina Abramovic The Artist Is Present, a 2012 documentary by Matthew Akers about the artist as she prepared for her very popular exhibition of the same name at MoMA in 2010, is the recipient of a George Foster Peabody Award, the oldest award in broadcasting.

Ms. Abramovic’s exhibition, if you’ll recall, involved her sitting in a chair in MoMA’s atrium and staring silently at visitors who took a seat across from her. The film was a backstage glimpse at Ms. Abramovic and the organization of the show. It was also Mr. Akers’s first film. Mazel!