Talks

Listen: Borderlands / The Personal

How artists negotiate personal and psychological boundaries in their work

Jill Magid, The Proposal, 2016, film still. Courtesy: the artist and LABOR, Mexico City, RaebervonStenglin, Zurich, and Galerie Untilthen, Paris; photograph: Jarred Alterman

Jill Magid, The Proposal, 2016, film still. Courtesy: the artist and LABOR, Mexico City, RaebervonStenglin, Zurich, and Galerie Untilthen, Paris; photograph: Jarred Alterman

How do artists use the fluidity of identity and performative languages to navigate in larger social and institutional structures? New Museum curator Lauren Cornell moderates a discussion on how artists negotiate personal and psychological boundaries in their work, with artists Yuri Pattison and Jill Magid.

  • Lauren Cornell is Curator and Associate Director, Technology Initiatives at the New Museum in New York. She was previously executive director of Rhizome.
     
  • Yuri Pattison is a London-based artist whose work involves digital media, video and sculpture. As the winner of the 2016 Frieze Artist Award, he has realized a project at Frieze London that explores ‘trending’ data and systems of interpretation or control. He was recently featured at London’s Chisenhale Gallery and as part of the touring British Art Show 8 (2015-16), and created an online commission for the Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2015.
     
  • Jill Magid is an American artist and writer who investigates the boundaries between art and life, the individual and the institution. In her practice, she forms the rules of engagement with a bureaucratic institution – and then subverts the notion of surveillance, control and data manipulation. She has exhibited extensively with solo exhibitions most recently at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, and including Tate Modern, the Whitney Museum of American Art and Tate Liverpool. Her exhibition project ‘The Proposal’, which was recently featured in The New Yorker, is currently on view at the San Francisco Art Institute.