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The Proposal

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:26pm

Willard Straight Theatre
Central Campus

Known as "the artist among architects," Luis Barragán 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 Barragán'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. ‘The Proposal' meditates on the meaning of artistic legacy. Most of all, it shines an ingeniously media-savvy spotlight on Barragán's work." (NY Times) Cosponsored with the College of AAP and LASP.Cornell alum Jill Magid ‘95 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 ‘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.website: theproposal.oscilloscope.net

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Event Type

Film

Departments

Cornell Cinema, Latino Studies Program

Tags

film, movie, cinema, tfdcin, Movies, perfhum, LSPCAL, cascal

Website

http://cinema.cornell.edu/proposal

Cost

All Access Pass: $0 or Tickets: $7/students, $5.50/grads, $7.50/seniors, $9.50/general

Group
Cornell Cinema
Contact E-Mail

taa39@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Teresa Alvis

Contact Phone

607-255-3522

Speaker

Filmmaker Jill Magid (via Skype)

Open To

Public

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