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Rooftop Art and Design Film: The Proposal
October 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
At The Contemporary Austin’s popular Rooftop Art & Design Film series, visitors can settle in with a picnic in hand for curated movie screenings highlighting the stories of important artists. Up next on the roster is the 86-minute documentary The Proposal, directed by performance artist Jill Magid. The film records her efforts to return the works of visionary Mexican architect Luis Barragán, one of the most celebrated architects of the 20th century. Upon his death in 1988, much of his work was locked away in a Swiss bunker. In an attempt to resurrect Barragán’s work, artist Jill Magid creates a daring proposition—a high-wire act of negotiation that examines how far an artist will go to democratize access to art.