A Conversation with Jill Magid, Matilde Guidelli-Guidi, and Justine Ludwig
Dia Online, October 28, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 5 pm
Live on Zoom
In collaboration with Creative Time
This conversation with Jill Magid on her current projects with Dia and Creative Time will address matters of circulation, site, and memory in our moment of crisis. For her exhibition at Dia Bridgehampton, Magid presents the series Homage CMYK (2019), consisting of eleven four-channel screen prints on linen hung to fit the gallery in an immersive installation. In dialogue with Dan Flavin’s permanent display of fluorescent light works on the second floor of the building, the layered, luminous surfaces of Homage CMYK call into question authorship, influence, and how an object changes in relation to its context over time. For her Creative Time commission, Tender (2020), Magid is disseminating 120,000 uncirculated 2020 United States pennies—the edges of which she engraved with the phrase “THE BODY WAS ALREADY SO FRAGILE”—into the national economy. As a dispersed monument that spreads across the country, beginning in New York, Tender engages questions of value in the throes of the pandemic. The conversation will be between Magid and Matilde Guidelli Guidi, Dia’s associate curator, and Justine Ludwig, Creative Time’s executive director.