April 27 - October 8, 2017
Through an artistic practice that is visual, textual, and performative, Jill Magid forges intimate relationships within bureaucratic structures seducing and negotiating with the authority. Magid´s works often take the form of elliptical love letters that appeal to the human qualities of control agents. Through her works, the artist rethinks the complexity, the potential intimacy, and the absurdity of our relationship with the institutions and power. Her projects investigate apparently impenetrable systems, such as the New York police, the Dutch Secret Service, surveillance, and, more recently, the legacy of the architect Luis Barragan.
This exhibition focuses on works that revolve around the archives of Barragán a long-term project with several stages and deliveries in which Magid examines the legacy of the Mexican architect Luis Barragán (1902-1988) and poses incisive, radical and pragmatic questions about the forms of power, public access and copyright that build an artistic legacy.