Sammlung Goetz in the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
At the 2017 Venice Biennale, the Swiss American artist duo Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler presented their double-sided film installation “Flora” and the accompanying work “Bust,” based on discoveries made in the course of their research on the largely unknown American artist Flora Mayo who studied in Paris in the 1920s, at the same time as Alberto Giacometti, and who was his lover. By weaving reconstruction, reenactment and documentary into a hybrid form of storytelling, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler reimagine Flora Mayo’s life and work, giving voice to her previously unknown son.
The Sammlung Goetz, who supported the production of the work through an early acquisition, is presenting an exhibition in the rooms of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.
With the support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Curated by Susanne Touw
Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler
Flora 2017, Synchronized double-sided film installation with sound, 30 mins, loop
Installation view: Swiss Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2017
Courtesy the artists, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin
Photo credit: Ugo Carmeni