Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 12 pm
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The artist Jill Magid will be in conversation with Nicholas Fox Weber, writer and director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, about her current exhibition at Dia Bridgehampton. The display features the series Homage CMYK (2019): eleven screenprints on linen that take two unlicensed works by Josef Albers as the departure point for a prismatic investigation of authorship.
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.
Nicholas Fox Weber is a cultural historian and author and has been the executive director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation for the past four decades. He has written extensively on the Alberses, and recently completed the visual biography Anni & Josef Albers: Equal and Unequal (2020). He is currently writing a new biography of the artist Piet Mondrian. Fox Weber also spearheads Le Korsa, a nonprofit organization he founded in 2005 to assist with medical care and education in Senegal.