A VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH SIRI BERG
Siri Berg's retrospective, In Color at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center closes February 4th.
Curated by Peter Hionas, In Color spans nearly six decades of Ms. Berg’s oeuvre, including rarely-exhibited paintings and assemblage from the late 1960s right up to large-scale acrylic works created this year. Through the years, Berg’s mastery of oil, pigment, and geometric abstraction has continually evolved, having been channeled through varying periods of literary and spiritual examination, and realized through her tireless pursuit of the New – new tonalities and new relationships between color and form, often by revisiting familiar themes and informed by her Bauhausian sensibilities.
Interview by Aristea Rellou
Video by Natalia Bougadellis
Aristea Rellou is an art historian and curator based in London. She has studied art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, art theory at The New School, and law at The University of Athens, Greece, where she is originally from. Her research spans from the study of Early Modern prints in Italy, France and Spain, to 20th century conceptual and feminist art. She has worked with museums and galleries in Athens, London and New York City, and is now completing her Masters in art history.
Natalia Bougadellis is a young Director and Cinematographer from Athens, Greece. She has studied Film and Television at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She is currently based in New York City, yet her directorial debut is “The Owls,” a short film shot in her hometown, Athens. Natalia is invested in queer film narratives and to the promotion of gender equality in film, and she has received several distinctions and awards for her work. She has served as one of the Codirectors of Fusion Film Festival, a festival that promotes women in film and is part of the Sundance Initiative for Women. Natalia has also worked on numerous short films as a Director of Photography in Dublin, Athens, Abu Dhabi, and New York.