This new documentary follows the making of a radical artwork inspired by the contested legacy of the renowned Mexican architect, Luis Barragán. Conceptual artist Jill Magid explores the nature of artistic legacy, interacting with Barragán’s family, admirers, and the Swiss copyright holders who “protect” his work, in a kind of a love triangle with Barragán at the apex. Ultimately, Magid creates her own startling, provocative work that forces the viewer into reckoning with how an artist’s story is told, and who is permitted to do the telling.
This film also screens as part of ACMI’s Non Fiction Documentary Festival in early March.
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