Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler s Flora is based on their discoveries about the unknown American artist Flora Mayo, with whom the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti had a love affair in Paris in the 1920s. While Giacometti is one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century, Mayo s oeuvre has been destroyed and her biography was previously relegated as a footnote in Giacometti scholarship.
Mark your calendar: Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler: Flora opens January 20. Hubbard / Birchler reframe this history and bring Mayo s compelling biography to life through a feminist perspective that interweaves reconstruction, reenactment, and documentary into a hybrid form of storytelling.
Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler photo: Ugo Carmeni