- Amie Siegel
“The latest film from American artist Amie Siegel is part of a constellation of works exploring an emblem of mid-century modernism: furniture designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret as part of their utopian conception for the Indian city of Chandigarh. Provenance follows, in reverse, the temporal, geographic, and pecuniary peregrinations of these silent protagonists — from their lavish present-day abodes backwards to their sale at auction, their preparatory primping and cataloguing, the buffing and restoration process, and the cargo-ship passage back to their origins as everyday office furniture — in the process raising probing questions about cultural heritage, commodity fetishism, and the fickleness of the art market. It will be shown with Siegel’s Lot 248, a six-minute film that documents Provenance’s own sale at auction, the work itself entering the circuit of capital it depicts.” (Andréa Picard, Toronto International Film Festival)
NOTE: While free, we recommend picking up your tickets in advance for Provenance from the Willard Straight Hall Resource Center, beginning Monday, February 9. Resource Center hours are 11am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Tickets should also be available at the door.