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The Proposal with Jill Magid (sold out)

5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Sunday 14 October 2018

The Proposal. Film directed by: Jill Magid, 2018, 83 mins.

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FILM: 5:00 PM–8:30PM

The Proposal

Directed by: Jill Magid, 2018, 83 mins


Conceptual artist Jill Magid grapples with the contested legacy of Luis Barragán, Mexico’s most famous architect. Unfolding with the suspense of thriller, The Proposal follows Magid as she develops an unorthodox project exploring the nature of artistic legacy and who ultimately controls it. As she progresses, Magid interacts with Barragán’s family, admirers, and the Swiss copyright holders who aggressively “protect” his work, in a kind of a love triangle with Barragán at the apex. Ultimately, Magid creates her own startling, provocative work that forces the viewer into reckoning with how an artist’s story is told, and who is permitted to do the telling.

“With its measured pacing and haunting ambience, Magid’s hypnotic film is an engaging examination of artistry, diplomacy, and posterity at a crossroads.”

– Matt Barone, Tribeca Film Festival, 2018


**2018 Hot Docs Film Festival** Honorable Mention—Emerging International Filmmaker Award

**Official Selection – 2018 Tribeca Film Festival**

**Official Selection - Sheffield Doc Fest** Honorable Mention —New Talent Award

**Official Selection - DokuFest Kosovo** 2018



SCCI gratefully acknowledges the Nelson Meers Foundation for its generous support of Architecture Hub 2018 Film Programme, and Aesop for its valued support of this event.

Presented in association with Antenna Documentary Film Festival.


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  • Tickets are free
  • However, if you book and don't attend your credit card will be charged $25. (Tickets are transferrable if you can't make it).

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The Proposal with Jill Magid (sold out)
Sunday 14 October 2018
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
SCCI 20 Goodhope Street Paddington


Jill Magid

American artist Jill Magid’s work is deeply ingrained in her lived experience, exploring and blurring the boundaries between art and life. Through her performance-based practice, Magid has initiated intimate relations with a number of organizations and structures of authority. She explores the emotional, philosophical and legal tensions between the individual and ‘protective’ institutions, such as intelligence agencies or the police. To work alongside or within large organizations, Magid makes use of institutional quirks, systemic loopholes that allow her to make contact with people ‘on the inside’. Her work tends to be characterized by the dynamics of seduction, the resulting narratives often taking the form of a love story. It is typical of Magid’s practice that she follows the rules of engagement with an institution to the letter – sometimes to the point of absurdity.

With solo exhibitions at institutions around the world including Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City; Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Berkeley Museum of Art, California; Tate Liverpool; the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; Yvon Lambert, Paris and New York; Gagosian Gallery, New York; and the Security and Intelligence Agency of the Netherlands, Magid has received awards from the Fonds Voor Beeldende Kunsten, the Netherland-American Foundation Fellowship Fulbright Grant, and the 2017 Calder Prize. Magid has participated in the Liverpool, Lyon, Bucharest, Singapore, Incheon, Gothenburg, and Performa Biennials, and Manifesta, among others.


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