Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler created the work “Flora”, dedicated to “Flora Mayo”, Giacometti’s acquaintance in his early years in Paris where they’ve studied together. The artists reconstruct and restage the life and work of Flora during her time in Paris. Furthermore, Flora’s son tells the story of his mother’s return to the US after 1933.
The projection, consisting of a front and a rear side, show on one side scenes of the life of Flora during her time in Paris and on the other side extracts of interviews. The viewers can follow the projections regardless from which side of the screen they stand.
Tweaklab was commissioned with the media technical planning and with the operation of the film installation.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Duration of the exhibition: 20.09.2019–05.04.2020
The National Museum of Art Osaka, Japan, Duration of the exhibition: 27.08.–08.12.2019
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Duration of the exhibition: 20.01.–07.04.2019
Fondation Giacometti, Paris, Duration of the exhibition: 05.04.–09.06.2019
Sammlung Goetz in der Bayrischen Akademie der Schönen Künste, Duration of the exhibition: 01.03.–24.05.2019
Commission: Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler
Credits: Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler, “Flora” 2017, Installationsansicht: Schweizer Pavillon, Venice Biennale 2017, Courtesy the artists, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin
Foto: Ugo Carmeni