Here’s your exclusive look at a feature-length documentary about conceptual artist Jill Magid’s unusual project in the archives of famed Mexican architect Luis Barragán.
How to Organize a Biennial In Occupied Territory
The Qalandiya International is in its fourth iteration and offers a bounty of solutions for curators working outside centers of power and wealth.
Jill Magid’s Epic Quest to Unlock Luis Barragán’s Archives Is Now a Movie
The Proposal chronicles the artist’s attempts at accessing the architect’s archives, which famously involved exhuming some of his ashes.
Jill Magid Takes a Calder Mobile for a Spin at the Whitney Museum
Magid will activate one of Calder’s standing mobile sculptures whose base and top were mismatched and separated in the 1960s.
The Continuing Saga of the Architect Made into a Diamond
The power games of Jill Magid’s project concerning the archives of Luis Barragán continue in an extensive exhibition that completes the circle without any conclusive resolution.
An Artist’s Plot to Unlock Luis Barragán’s Archive with a Diamond Made from His Ashes
MEXICO CITY — In a multiyear project that has exploded beyond any one gallery space, New York’s Jill Magid has reactivated the legacy of Mexican modernist architect Luis Barragán.
The Writing Is on the Wall at the Independent Art Fair
Wading through the crowded opening of the Independent Art Fair, held in the former Dia:Chelsea building with its ridiculously narrow stairway, I found myself doing more reading than gazing at art. While this was partly due to the inclusion of Printed Matter, the seminal alternative book and zine store that sustained massive losses from Hurricane Sandy, it was also because the galleries and nonprofit spaces in the Elizabeth Dee and Darren Flook–founded art fair leaned heavily on conceptual works.
When Controversy and Failure Become Art
In the exhibition Canceled: Alternative Manifestations and Productive Failures at the Center for Book Arts, the documents, language and narrative of controversy, censorship and failure become a new form of work to consider.
Talking About Creative Time Tweets, Social Media Art Commissions
This week, Creative Time Tweets begins on Wed, March 25 with Man Bartlett’s “#24hPort” (2011) performance at Manhattan’s Port Authority bus terminal. The project is the first of three commissions, and I spoke to curator, Shane Brennan, about the project and why Creative Time is commissioning Twitter-based art works.
Free (With Admission) at the New Museum
Lauren Cornell, Executive Director of Rhizome, gives us a taste of what we can expect from her exciting new exhibition, Free, at the New Museum this fall. Incorporating 23 artists, Free will reflect “artistic strategies that have emerged in a radically democratized landscape redefined by the impact of the web.”