Who: Jill Magid
Where: NYU Silver Center, 24 Waverly Place, Room 300
When: Thursday April 17th from 7:00pm – 8:00pm
**Space is limited. Pre-registration is required to attend. RSVP at http://jillmagid.eventbrite.com/ **
New York University’s Department of Photography & Imaging in the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at the Tisch School of the Arts will present a talk with Jill Magid, artist and adjunct professor at Cooper Union. Jill Magid is the second lecturer in the DPI Lecture Series, following Walid Raad in Fall 2013.
In this presentation, Brooklyn-based artist and writer Jill Magid will discuss a selection of her projects, which probe seemingly impenetrable systems such as the NYPD, The Dutch Secret Service, surveillance systems and, most recently, the estate of architect Luis Barrágan. Her work focuses on forging close relationships within bureaucratic structures—flirting with, seducing, and subverting authority.
A photo ID is required to enter the Silver Center. RSVP for this event here. For further information, call 212.998.1930 or visitwww.photo.tisch.nyu.edu.
Brooklyn-based artist and writer Jill Magid forms intimate relationships with systems of power, including police, military, secret service, corporations, and CCTV surveillance. For Magid, power is not a remote condition to contest, but rather something to manipulate—drawing it closer, exploiting its loopholes, engaging it in dialogue, infiltrating its structure, repeating its logic. With solo exhibitions at institutions around the world including Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Berkeley Museum of Art, California; Tate Liverpool; the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; Yvon Lambert, Paris and New York; Gagosian Gallery, New York; and the Security and Intelligence Agency of the Netherlands, Magid has received awards from the Fonds Voor Beeldende Kunsten and the Netherland-American Foundation Fellowship Fulbright Grant. Magid has participated in the Liverpool, Bucharest, Singapore, Incheon, and Gothenburg Biennials.
She is an Associate of the Art, Design and the Public Domain program at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and a 2013-15 fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics. An adjunct teacher at Cooper Union, Magid is the author of four novellas.
Jill is also the recipient of the Eyebeam Artist-in-Residence Fellowship (2006), Basis Stipendium (2006), The Reverse Torah Project grant (2002), and Mama Cash Grant for Arts Culture and Media (2005). Her books include Failed States, Becoming Tarden, Lincoln Ocean Victor Eddy, and One Cycle of Memory in the City of L.
Photo: Jill Magid. I Can Burn Your Face, 2008, Neon, 12 x 38 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Yvon Lambert, Paris.