In her ensemble work Provenance, Amie Siegel shines a light on the sociology of modernist design through Pierre Jeannerets
furniture designs for the Le Corbusier buildings in Chandigarh, the controversial modernist city in India. The film installation
traces the furniture in reverse chronology as they journey from private homes through warehouses, auctions, restorations,
and a container ship before arriving back at their point of origin. Together with Siegels video Lot 248, which documents
the sale of Provenance at auction, the work itself becomes an element in the cycle of design, capital, and globalization that
Curator: Bärbel Vischer, Curator, MAK Contemporary Art Collection
with the artist and the art historian Helmut Draxler Tue, 21.4.2015, 8:15 p.m.
through the exhibition with Bärbel Vischer Tue, 12.5.2015, 6 p.m.
This exhibition and the acquisition of the work were made possible with the generous support of Phileas.
The circa 1,500 works, work groups and bundles of documentation contained in this collection encompass the areas of fine art
and architecture: from avant-garde movements of the 1920s to current artistic stances, the holdings encompass works in various
media such as drawing, painting, photography video and film, as well as objects, sculptures, installations, environments and
architecture-related contributions including designs, models and animations.