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Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:26pm
Willard Straight Theatre
Known as "the artist among architects," Luis BarragÃ¡n is among the world's most celebrated architects of the 20th century. Upon his death in 1988, much of his work was locked away in a Swiss bunker, hidden from the world's view. In an attempt to resurrect BarragÃ¡n's life and art, boundary redefining artist Jill Magid creates a daring proposition that becomes a fascinating artwork in itself-a high-wire act of negotiation that explores how far an artist will go to democratize access to art. "Captivatingly wily. âThe Proposal' meditates on the meaning of artistic legacy. Most of all, it shines an ingeniously media-savvy spotlight on BarragÃ¡n's work." (NY Times) Cosponsored with the College of AAP and LASP.Cornell alum Jill Magid â95 is an artist and writer whose 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 âprotective' 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 âon 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.website: theproposal.oscilloscope.net