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The Proposal (2019)



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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.

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What begins with an absorbing struggle over copyright infringement soon descends into an episode of Ghost Hunters with Magid leaving out a plate of Barragán's favorite cookies in case his spirit is hungry.

July 9, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

"The Proposal" makes for a fascinating and not-a-little-morbid piece of artistic trolling.

June 19, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Who should have access to an artist's legacy? That's only one of many good questions that are raised in this mesmerizing exercise in artistic interrogation.

June 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Magid, similar to the architect she reveres, knows the power of a good story and how to poetically construct one.

June 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Addresses fundamental questions about the ownership of creative work in a unique, entrancingly dreamy way.

May 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Jill Magid's "The Proposal," is an investigation and an exhibition, a love letter and a rival's riposte, a protest and an olive branch.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

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