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.
Amie Siegel is an American artist who works between film, installation, photography and performance, often employing and subverting formal cinematic tropes as a way to question cultural memory and economic divides. The keystone of a triumvirate of works, Siegel’s latest film, Provenance, traces a network of movements (physical, cultural and financial) as it follows in reverse the passage of iconic modernist furniture designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret from its current lodging in wealthy private homes to its site of origin in the Le Corbusier-designed, utopian-modernist Indian city of Chandigarh.
Presented in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, 952 Queen Street West. Exhibited daily, September 4 to 14.