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The Proposal Jill Magid

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The Proposal is a filmic event on the very idea of the artistic process. As part of an exhibition project, the filmmaker goes in search of the work of Luis Barragán, a visionary Mexican architect. But those who hold the copyrights on Barragán’s artistic output live in Switzerland, and guard the rights jealously. Setting out to meet them, as well as the late architect’s family and admirers, Jill Magid makes an unusual proposal with the aim of delivering the artist to the public. She documents her provocative process in this playful film, as suspenseful as any thriller. She also inspires us to think carefully about the ownership of art, artistic risk-taking and the writing of art history. (ACO)

Presented in collaboration with VOX, centre de l'image contemporaine

The Proposal

  • Country : United States
  • Year : 2018
  • V.O : English, Spanish
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 85 MIN
  • Cinematography : Jarred Alterman
  • Editing : Hannah Buck
  • Production : Jarred Alterman, Charlotte Cook, Laura Coxson
  • Sound Design : Ryan Billia

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