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Screening | Iconoclasts and Avalokiteshvara

  • Benaki Museum 138 Pireos Athina, 118 54 Greece (map)


11-7 μμ – A

Iconoclasts episode feat. Marina Abramović & James Franco, 2012

Directed by Caroline Suh. Courtesy of Outpost Digital / RadicalMedia

In the Season 6 premiere of Iconoclasts from Sundance TV, the unpredictable James Franco visits boundary-pushing performance artist, Marina Abramović. While she covers him in gold leaf to turn him into a living statue, the two discuss the creative risks that have defined their work.


11-7 μμ – 1F

Avalokiteshvara (Dalai Lama Film), 1983

Directed by Marina Abramović

Video courtesy of Marina Abramović archives

During Marina Abramović’s visit in 1982 to Frankfurt, she directed Avalokiteshvara, a film on the Dalai Lama's message for peace. It includes excerpts from the Dalai Lama’s public talk, teachings at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute, Pomaia, and meeting an elder of the Hopi people.