The Architects and The Critics

Saturday, April 25th from  5 – 6 PM

Giuliana Bruno and Craig Buckley will discuss with artist Amie Siegel the spaces depicted and constructed through the cinematic medium of The Architects. The conversation, moderated by Storefront Director Eva Franch, will address social and political ideas embedded in the film while addressing the relationships between contemporary architectural production and the moving image.




Giuliana Bruno is the Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Professor Bruno is internationally known for her research on the intersections of the visual arts, architecture, film and media.


Her new book is Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media, published by the University of Chicago Press in 2014. Her seminal book Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film (Verso, 2002) won the 2004 Kraszna-Krausz Book Award for “the world’s best book on the moving image.” Her recent book, Public Intimacy: Architecture and the Visual Arts, published by MIT Press in 2007, has been translated in Europe and Asia. For Streetwalking on a Ruined Map (Princeton University Press, 1993), a journey through modernity and cultural memory, she won the Society for Cinema and Media studies annual award for best book in film studies.


Professor Bruno has contributed to numerous monographs on contemporary art, including Isaac Julien for The Museum of Modern Art (2013), Jane and Louise Wilson (2004), Chantal Akerman (MHKA, 2012), Jesper Just for the Venice Biennale 2013 (and MAC/VAL, 2012), Diana Thater (LACMA, forthcoming), and exhibition catalogues of the Museo Reina Sofia and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.


She also writes frequently on architecture and art for international books such as Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art (Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, 2009), Space (MAXXI Museum for 21st Century Arts, Rome, 2010), and Ruins (MIT Press and Whitechapel Gallery, 2011).


Professor Bruno lectures at universities and museums internationally, including, recently, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Dia Center for the Arts, the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Modern and the Louvre Museum.


She is featured in Visual Culture Studies: Interviews with Key Thinkers as one of the most influential intellectual working today in visual studies (Sage, 2008).


Ranging from photographs, video, film installations, performance and feature films for the cinema, American artist Amie Siegel‘s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions including Amie Siegel: Provenance at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, as well as solo and group exhibitions at MoMA/PS1, NY; MAXXI, Rome; Hayward Gallery, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Walker Art Center, MN; CCA Wattis, San Francisco; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Her films have screened at the 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 the recipient of a Sundance Institute Film Fund award and Berlin Film Festival award.