Modern / Moderna: Amie Siegel and Terence Gower
Opening Reception: Friday, June 20, 2014
Public Exhibition Dates: June 21 – August 31, 2014
Modern/Moderna explores the societal and cultural trends of Modernism through two contemporary artworks. Amie Siegel’s The Modernists is a reassembled personal archive of found travel photographs and film footage of an unknown couple during the 1960s-80s; it examines the domestic camera’s gendered relationship to sculpture, fashion and our private/public selves. Terence Gower’s Ciudad Moderna, uses the popular 1966 Mexican film Despedida de Casada as source material of the contemporary city and re-edits the film to feature the architecture as the protagonist.
Organized by Cranbrook Art Museum and curated by Curator of Contemporary Art and Design Laura Mott. Image: Terence Gower, Ciudad Moderna, 2004, Digital Video Still. Courtesy the artist and Galería LABOR, Mexico City