A review by nominator Benjamin Lima titled “Love, art and ‘Flora’ at the Modern” was recently published in the Dallas Morning News. Flora is a project which was conceived at Civitella by the Austin- and Berlin-based, Irish-Swiss-American team of Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler (CRF 2016). The show features a 30-minute film exploring the life of Flora Mayo, who pursued her artistic dreams as a young woman in 1920s France but whose story has been neglected.
“Watching the story of Mayo’s life… viewers are led to reflect on some of the deep questions about art and life: Will any of this outlast us? What if I fail to achieve my dreams? Will anyone remember me?”