Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present screening at Tate Tanks

In July the Tate unveiled The Tanks, the world’s first museum galleries permanently dedicated to exhibiting live art, performance, installation and film works. On Wednesday the 29th August they will screen Dogwoof documentary Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, and the DVD will also be on sale exclusively in the Tate shop ahead of it's release on 3rd September.

Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramović has been redefining what art is for nearly 40 years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her limits – and at times risking her life in the process – she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us. MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ THE ARTIST IS PRESENT follows the artist as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major new retrospective of her work, taking place at The Museum of Modern Art. To be given a retrospective at one of the world’s premier museums is 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?”

The Tate Tanks screening is on Wednesday 29 August 2012 at 7pm - tickets here

The DVD will be released on 3rd September 2012 - pre-order your copy here

Find out more about the film and watch the trailer at

You can also keep up to date with the release by following on Twitter @AbramovicMarina or liking the film's Facebook page