Join renowned American artist Amie Siegel in conversation with National Galleries of Scotland Chief Curator Lucy Askew about Siegel’s 2022 film installation, Bloodlines. In this epic new work, Siegel explores the passage of time, ideas of class and labour, and the relationship between private and public realms. The work follows the movement of paintings by English artist George Stubbs (1724-1806), from their lives in stately homes and public institutions across the UK, to a Stubbs exhibition in a public gallery, and their subsequent return. Without voice-over or narration, Siegel’s intimate camerawork, her carefully composed tracking shots and deft, associative editing reveal networks of meaning in subtle and poetic ways. Offering a window into the world of cultural heritage, Bloodlines exposes structures of ownership and inherited wealth which continue to shape British society today. This expansive film recently joined the national collection and takes centre stage in our ongoing exhibition, New Arrivals, at Modern One.
To meet demand we are also offering an online live stream of the event. Space is very limited, please do not come to the event without a pre-booked ticket.
We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and some facilities will be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas.
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The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.