The last chapter in an ongoing project that began in 2013, provocateur conceptual artist Jill Magid is making her feature film debut with “The Proposal,” an experimental art documentary.
Becoming a character in the film herself, Magid shares her efforts to photograph the work of Mexican architect Luis Barragán — the bulk of whose archives are owned and controlled by a powerful private corporation.
“The Proposal” played to positive reviews at Hot Docs and the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018, and is executive produced by Laura Poitras.
The official synopsis reads: “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 Barragan’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.”
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