Talks + Events
Tuesday 23 February 2016 | 5pm
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On the occasion of her exhibition Imitation of Life at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, we are pleased to welcome renowned American artist Amie Siegel, who will participate in a public conversation with curator Megs Morley.
Amie Siegel (b. 1974, Chicago, USA) works variously in photography, video, film installation, performance and feature films for the cinema. Her work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions including Amie Siegel: Provenance at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Amie Siegel. Part 2: Ricochet at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. The artist has participated in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Hayward Gallery, London; CCA Wattis, San Francisco; MoMA PS1; MAXXI Museum, Rome; Kunst-Werke, Berlin; Walker Art Center and the Zabludowicz Collection, London as well as TULCA 2011, Galway, and the current exhibition Everything Must Go at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland. Her films have screened at the Cannes, Berlin, Toronto and New York Film Festivals, The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Her work is in public and private collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. She has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner-Kunstlerprogramm and the Guggenheim Foundation, a recipient of the ICA Boston's Foster Prize, a 2012 Sundance Institute award, the 2014 Forum Expanded award at the Berlin Film Festival and a 2015 Creative Capital Award.
Megs Morley is an independent curator and artist, whose practice is primarliy interested in the role of art, cinema and archives in the political processes of shaping collective memory, power and history. Most recently she curated ‘A State within a State’ (the Galway Plastik Festival of artists moving image, 2015), including among others; Harun Farocki, Duncan Campbell, The Museum of Non- Participation, Lawrence Abu Hamden, and Rabih Mroué. In 2014 she was the Curator in Residence for Galway City where she developed a year-long nomadic and pedagogical institution ‘The Para Institution’ (www.parainstitution.ie ). In 2012 she curated “Lines of Sight” an exhibition focusing on artists using moving image to mediate social conflict, political situations, traumatic memory and history–including Artur Zmijewski, Yael Bartana, Roee Rosen, and Avi Mograbi and more, developed while on residency in the Israeli Digital Art Centre Tel Aviv for EVA International 2012. Morley was also the curator of ‘After the Fall’; the 2011 Tulca Contemporary Art Festival, a city-wide international exhibition and public programme. She is the curator of the Artist-led Archive, a project documenting over 80 Irish artist-initiatives from the 70s’ to the present (www.theartistledarchive.com¬), currently housed in the special collections of the National Visual Arts Library (NIVAL) Her film and moving image work made in collaboration with Tom Flanagan has been exhibited widely internationally in both film and gallery contexts.