Amie Siegel will be in conversation with Adrian Searle, art critic at The Guardian, discussing Bloodlines (2022), currently on display at Thomas Dane Gallery, London, and at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
Siegel has long been interested in the lives of artworks and objects—how they gain cultural meaning and value. Bloodlines follows the movement of paintings by the English artist George Stubbs (1724-1806), from their aristocratic homes to their exhibition in a public art gallery, and subsequent return, thus rendering visible complex networks of art, pedigree and cultural identification. Filmed in numerous private country estates and public institutions across the UK, Bloodlines offers an intimate look into the world of cultural property, the ownership of heritage and distinctions between private and public realms. One of Siegel’s most ambitious works to date, Bloodlines exemplifies the artist’s understated mastery of form, revealing systems of class and inherited wealth, while subtly suggesting colonialism’s role in establishing and perpetuating these structures.
Institute of Contemporary Arts
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