Amie Siegel
Dynasty 2017

See also

Berlin Remake

Body Scripts

Genealogies

Surrogates

Dynasty
2017, Trump Tower marble fragment, two chromogenic prints (215 x 195 cm each), archival pigment print (61 x 28 cm), vinyl wall text

Dynasty centers on a fragment of pink marble from the lobby of New York’s Trump Tower. Offered for sale on eBay immediately following the 2016 US election, the marble fragment was purchased by the artist. The fragment’s transformations, from having had a clear use within a building into an apparently functionless piece of rock, and then into a historic relic, are both continued and emphasized, placed inside an exhibition vitrine. Two framed photographic prints—scans of “book-matched” marble slabs—quarried to create a mirroring, Rorschach-like effect, as well as a wall text provenance of the marble fragment, and a single evidentiary photograph from eBay together raise further questions around authenticity, and the parallel narratives between material object-hood and desire, psychoanalytic and artistic practices.

Amie Siegel: Dynasty 2017

Exhibition View, CAPC musée d’art contemporain Bordeaux, France

Amie Siegel: Dynasty 2017

Exhibition View, South London Gallery, London, England

Amie Siegel: Dynasty 2017

Exhibition View, South London Gallery, London, England

Amie Siegel: Dynasty 2017

Exhibition View, South London Gallery, London, England

Amie Siegel: Dynasty 2017

Exhibition View, CAPC musée d’art contemporain Bordeaux, France