A Conversaton with Amie Siegel

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 7 - 9pm

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A still from Amie Siegel's 'Winter' (2013). See below for more details. Image courtesy Simon Preston Gallery

A still from Amie Siegel's 'Winter' (2013). See below for more details. Image courtesy Simon Preston Gallery

The American arist Amie Siegel discusses her work in a free, public presentation as part of the Intradisciplinary Seminar.

Amie Siegel works variously between film, video, photography, performance and installation. Known for her layered, meticulously constructed works that trace and perform the undercurrents of systems of value, cultural ownership and image-making, the artist’s recent solo exhibitions include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart and the MAK, Vienna, group exhibitions include the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; CCA Wattis, San Francisco; MoMA/PS1, NY; MAXXI Museum, Rome; Hayward Gallery, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and the Witte de With, Rotterdam. Her films have screened at the Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and New York Film Festivals. She has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm, the Guggenheim Foundation and The Film Study Center at Harvard University. Her work is in public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Siegel lives and works in New York City.

The Intradisciplinary Seminar, sponsored by the The Cooper Union School of Art, presents a series of free, public lectures reflecting a broad range of contemporary art issues. Speakers include artists, writers, and thinkers currently engaged in a variety of practices. The emphasis is on interdisciplinary approaches, presenting new voices, international perspectives and scholarship across multiple fields. The series constitutes a lively forum for the exchange of ideas between practitioners, students, faculty and the public.

The Fall 2016 Intradisciplinary Seminar is part of the Robert Lehman Visiting Artist Program at The Cooper Union. We are grateful for major funding support from the Robert Lehman Foundation.

Caption: Amie Siegel, Winter, 2013, S-16mm transferred to HD, 33 minutes, color/sound, performance, objects (still). Image courtesy Simon Preston Gallery.

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