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Open Studios: Amie Siegel
2pm Friday 22 May 2008
Whitney Museum of American Art - 945 Madison Ave New York, NY
$museum admission (15)
Amie Siegel will be at the Whitney this Friday to talk about her work as part of the Museum's Open Studios program, which organizes tours and talks by Biennial artists for museum visitors. Trained as a filmmaker in the American avant-garde tradition, Siegel has a diverse body of work consisting of single and multichannel works of film and video that have been previously described as conceptual, but may certainly benefit from a slight descriptive qualification here. Siegel's creative interests remain much more firmly grounded in 20th century history, film studies, psychoanalysis, Marxism, and the legacy of various social organizational projects than analytic philosophy, phenomenology, or linguistics. DDR/DDR, her feature length film in this year's Biennial program, oscillates between documentary and more stylized experimental representational strategies on the the dissolution of the German Democratic Republic and the particularities of its remnants: its peoples, narratives, and architecture.