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Freeport | U.S.A. The Architects

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Premiere of Amie Siegel’s film, The Architects
11 | 17 | 2014

Arsenale Corderie (Stage D), from 17 to 23 November 2014

Organized by the  United States of America Pavilion
The final Freeport of the Monditalia exhibition will be the premiere of the film The Architects, organized by the U.S. Pavilion it will take place from November 17th to November 23rd, 2014. The film will be presented at the Arsenale Corderie, Stage D.
The Architects, a film by Amie Siegel, that cuts transversally through the city of New York, moving through ten architecture studios—from Fifth Avenue to downtown to Brooklyn- unveiling the operational territories and landscapes of contemporary global architecture production.
Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture as part of OfficeUS at the U.S. Pavilion at Biennale Architettura 2014, The Architects presents a singular visual unfolding, deploying silent conversations among the architectures, locations, objects and characters that inhabit the picture frame, raising questions of scale, agency and power.
Parallel tracking shots through the working offices chart the office typology through sameness and difference, revealing the reappearing elements of the spaces of architecture production: the long horizontal desks, screens, renderings, models, framing the wide spectrum of practice from large firms to smaller studios, between the lens of the camera and the view of Manhattan, always and only, just outside the window.
This film was made possible by Storefront for Art and Architecture and the generous support of Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown.
The Freeport programme, conceived as part of Monditalia, will allow National Participations to match their Pavilions’ presences with a series of live talks, debates and movie projections in the Arsenale’s Corderie. Freeport animates the Arsenale on weekdays, a counterpart to the Weekend Specials calendar, both essential part of the Meetings on Architecture organized by la Biennale di Venezia. The calendar of all the meetings happening during the six-month Exhibition is available at
About the artist
Ranging from photographs, video, film installations, and feature films for the cinema, American artist Amie Siegel’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions including Amie Siegel: Provenance, currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, as well as solo and group exhibitions at MoMA/PS1, MAXXI Rome, Hayward Gallery, London, Whitney Museum of American Art, Walker Art Center, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Her films have screened at 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 is the recipient of a Sundance Institute Film Fund award.
About OfficeUS
Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture, OfficeUS is curated by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljacki and Ashley Schafer. The project was launched at the Biennale di Architettura 2014 with the collaboration and participation of an incredible team including creative partners, architecture firms and collaborators.
About Storefront for Art and Architecture
Founded in 1982, Storefront for Art and Architecture is a nonprofit organization committed to the advancement of innovative positions in architecture, art and design. In 2014, Storefront was commissioned by the US State Department to represent the United States at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia with the project, OfficeUS.
The programme may be subject to change.
The Meetings are opened to the public visiting the 14th Exhibition in possession of a valid ticket.
Ticket price € 25,00 – Concessionary Ticket Price € 22/20 – Students/Under 26 € 15,00. Tickets are valid for one admission to the Arsenale and one to the Giardini.
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