Accession Number:GMA 5754
Credit:National Galleries of Scotland. Commissioned and acquired with the support of Art Fund and Contemporary Art Society, with additional production support from Princess Grace Foundation, New York and PALOMAR, 2022
Ownership history:Commissioned from the artist and acquired with the support of Art Fund and Contemporary Art Society, with additional production support from Princess Grace Foundation, New York and PALOMAR, 2022; presented to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (National Galleries Scotland), 2022
Bloodlines is the first work by renowned artist Amie Siegel to join the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) collection and significantly enriches their holdings of contemporary international art. It finds a fitting home in the Modern and Contemporary collection at National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) which spans the early twentieth century to the present day, including works across all media by artists such as Wangechi Mutu, Peter Doig, Jenny Holzer, Agnes Martin, Ellen Gallagher, Michael Armitage, Louise Bourgeois, Ed Ruscha.
Siegel’s work is among the most ambitious moving image works in the growing collection of time-based media, which features film and video installations by artists such as Ed Atkins, Douglas Gordon, Johan Grimonprez, Torsten Lauschmann, Nashashibi/Skaer, Bruce Nauman, Elizabeth Price, Charlotte Prodger, and Bill Viola, amongst others. Many of the themes that Siegel raises in Bloodlines resonate with NGS’s wider historic collection, as well as with the status as a public institution and custodian of cultural heritage, and a place where art is both cared for and viewed.
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