Nov 9-13, 2017

Amie Siegel Artist Talk and Presentation

with Amie Siegel

Run Time: 90 mins USA Language: English

Synopsis

Artist Amie Siegel screens and discusses her 2013 works Provenance (HD Video, 40 minutes) and Lot 248 (HD Video, 6 minutes), part of her ensemble museum installation exploring the global art and design markets. In elegant long takes, Provenance travels in reverse from homes populated by midcentury modern chairs, desks, and tables to the furniture’s origins in the Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret–designed city of Chandigarh, India. In tracking the surprising provenance of these objects, Siegel also reveals the means by which they gain value and enter the art market, much as her own film does in Lot 248, which documents the sale of Provenance at Christie’s London.

The artist will be in conversation with Curator Toby Kamps.

Siegel’s work shows how different ideas of value coexist in a world marked by vast cultural disparities. The film [Provenance], pointedly produced in an edition of five, addresses the circulation of capital at large, as well as, implicitly, the art world and its ideas of value predicated on scarcity, even when the scarcity is a fiction created by the market. To underline this, having exhibited the film in New York this past September, Siegel placed one of the editions on sale at Christie’s in their October Post-War and Contemporary day auction in London, inserting her work into the very market it aims to represent. Provenance sold for $84,788.

Mark Godfrey, Artforum

Artist Amie Siegel screens and discusses her 2013 works Provenance (HD Video, 40 minutes) and Lot 248 (HD Video, 6 minutes), part of her ensemble museum installation exploring the global art and design markets. In elegant long takes, Provenance travels in reverse from homes populated by midcentury modern chairs, desks, and tables to the furniture’s origins in the Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret–designed city of Chandigarh, India. In tracking the surprising provenance of these objects, Siegel also reveals the means by which they gain value and enter the art market, much as her own film does in Lot 248, which documents the sale of Provenance at Christie’s London.

The artist will be in conversation with Curator Toby Kamps.

Siegel’s work shows how different ideas of value coexist in a world marked by vast cultural disparities. The film [Provenance], pointedly produced in an edition of five, addresses the circulation of capital at large, as well as, implicitly, the art world and its ideas of value predicated on scarcity, even when the scarcity is a fiction created by the market. To underline this, having exhibited the film in New York this past September, Siegel placed one of the editions on sale at Christie’s in their October Post-War and Contemporary day auction in London, inserting her work into the very market it aims to represent. Provenance sold for $84,788.

Mark Godfrey, Artforum

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