Kunstnerportrettet: Luis Barragán - The Proposal by Jill Magid

24.11.19 – 15.12.19

Luis Barragán, known as "the artist among architects", was one of the most famous Mexican architects of the 20th century. When he died in 1988, the majority of his works were placed in a Swiss bunker and made unavailable to the public. In an effort to revive Barragán's life and art, the uncompromising performance of artist and author Jill Magid initiates a relationship with the collection's owner and comes up with a radical proposal. We are delighted to be able to show Magid's original and aesthetically striking debut film, which has received brilliant reception in the United States.

"I want audiences to think about how we as a society might participate in artistic legacy, and to reconsider the legal obstacles which prevent or limit that participation. I would also like people to feel Barragán’s legacy, as a sensorial, embodied experience." - Jill Magid

About the director

Jill Magid (b. 1973, USA) has in a number of works established intimate relationships with or undertaken undercover operations in various communal institutions. Her work, often taking on the form of a performance, explores the emotional, philosophical, and legal tensions between the individual and "protective institutions, such as intelligence agencies or the police," and questions the relationship between life and art. Magid has had separate exhibitions at MUAC, Mexico, Tate Modern, London and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. She has received several awards for her work and which has in addition been purchased by the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Fundacion Jumex, and the Walker Center. Magid is also a writer and has published four novels.

The Proposal
Jill Magid
1 t 23 min