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A Conversation with Jill Magid, Matilde Guidelli-Guidi, and Justine Ludwig

October 28, 2020, 5 pm, Dia Online

Event Details
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.

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Jill Magid was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 1973. She is an artist, writer, and filmmaker. Solo presentations of her work have been held at, among others, the Berkeley Art Museum; Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City; San Francisco Art Institute; Security and Intelligence Agency of the Netherlands; Tate Modern in London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. She has participated in Manifesta as well as the Bucharest, Gothenburg, Incheon, Liverpool, Oslo, Performa, Singapore, and Ural Biennials. She is the author of four novellas and her documentary, The Proposal, premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Magid is an associate faculty member in the Art, Design, and the Public Domain program at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and an adjunct teacher at Cooper Union in New York. In December 2019, Magid delivered a performative lecture on Belgian filmmaker and writer, Chantal Akerman as part of Dia Art Foundation’s Artists on Artists lecture series. Magid lives in Brooklyn and Amagansett, New York. 

Matilde Guidelli-Guidi is Dia’s associate curator and curator of Jill Magid’s exhibition at Dia Bridgehampton, on view through June 6, 2021. 

Justine Ludwig is executive director of Creative Time. A new public project by Jill Magid commissioned by Creative Time launched in September 2020.


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