“The Architects” Exhibition

Storefront for Art and Architecture

poster for “The Architects” Exhibition
[Image: Amie Siegel "The Architects" (2014) HD video, color, sound. Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture as part of OfficeUS. Image courtesy of the artist.]

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The Architects cuts transversally through the city of New York, producing a continuous image of the global architecture office today. Moving through several architecture studios - from Fifth Avenue to Downtown to Brooklyn - the film depicts the operational territories and landscapes of worldwide architectural production from New York. As a singular unfolding visual, the film deploys silent conversations among the architectures, locations, objects and characters that inhabit its frames, raising questions of scale, agency, and power.

Parallel tracking shots through the working offices chart typologies of sameness and difference, revealing reappearing elements of the spaces of architectural production: long horizontal desks, screens, renderings, and models. The film frames a wide spectrum of practices, from large firms to smaller studios, in a collective new whole. It positions itself from a vantage point that places the lens of the camera between the spaces of production and the world, which is always, and only, just outside the window.

The Architects was commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture as part of OfficeUS during the 2014 Venice Biennale of Architecture.

‘The Architects’ was made possible through the generous support of Storefront’s Board of Directors and Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown.

Ranging from photographs, video, film installations, performance and feature films for the cinema, American artist Amie Siegel’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions including Amie Siegel: Provenance at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, as well as solo and group exhibitions at MoMA/PS1, NY; MAXXI, Rome; Hayward Gallery, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Walker Art Center, MN; CCA Wattis, San Francisco; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Her films have screened at the Cannes, Berlin, New York and Toronto Film Festivals, The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. She has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm, Guggenheim Foundation, and the recipient of a Sundance Institute Film Fund award and Berlin Film Festival award.

Special Event Featuring The Architects
April 25th, 5 PM - 6 PM
97 Kenmare Street

A conversation between Giuliana Bruno, Craig Buckley, and artist Amie Siegel to discuss the spaces depicted and constructed through the cinematic medium of The Architects. The conversation, moderated by Storefront Director Eva Franch, will address social and political ideas embedded in the film while focusing on the relationships between contemporary architectural production and the moving image.

OFFICEUS Atlas Book Launch
April 28th, 7 PM - 8 PM
97 Kenmare Street

A conversation between members of the OfficeUS curatorial and editorial team for the launch of the second volume of OfficeUS Publications.

Storefront events are free with available seating on a first come first served basis. If you are a member and would like to reserve a seat, please RSVP to mw@storefrontnews.org.



from April 01, 2015 to May 19, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-03-31 from 18:00 to 19:00


Amie Siegel

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