Renowned New York-based artist Jill Magid rose in the art world with both contempt and praise in 2016 for her controversial project about the legendary, Pritzker-Prize-winning Mexican architect Luis Barragán. Since his death in 1968, Barragán’s personal and professional archives have fallen into different sets of hands with very different results. The professional archive and copyrights to the work eventually wound up in a basement beneath the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, under the care of one individual with an unabiding love of Barragán. Seeking repatriation of the archive to Mexico—which the Barragán family has long sought—Magid works over several years to craft an ingeniously beautiful and ethically tricky solution, a process which The Proposal exactingly charts. An important work of artistic intervention, this quiet thriller is sure to spark copious debate.
Filmography: First feature
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