The Proposal

The Proposal
dir. Jill Magid/United States/2018/85 min.
Kino Orzeł

”The Proposal” follows conceptual artist and writer Jill Magid as she develops an unorthodox project to explore artistic legacy. It takes as its subject the Pritzker Prize winning Mexican architect Luis Barragán, which is aggressively "protected” by its Swiss copyright holders, at the expense of public access. Barragán's professional archive – including the rights to his name and work – was acquired in 1995 by Swiss furniture company Vitra, under the auspices of the Barragan Foundation. The foundation is directed by the wife of Vitra's chairman at the time , who allegedly bought the archive for his then-fiancée as an engagement gift. The project that ”The Proposal” documents has raised an extended debate in Mexico on Barragán's archives.


  • projection time:
    85 min.
  • country/year:
    United States /2018
  • director:
    Jill Magid
  • pictures:
    Jarred Alterman
  • production:
    Laura Coxson, Jarred Alterman, Charlotte Cook/With Full Consent Productions, Field Of Vision
  • awards :
    2019 – Rotterdam IFF, 2010 – Doc Point Helsinki, 2019 – MFF Göteborg / Göteborg IFF, 2018 – Hot Docs Toronto: Honorable Mention-Emerging International Filmmaker Award, 2018 – Sheffield Doc Fest: Honorable Mention: New Talent Award, 2018 – Vancouver IFF, 2018 –Montreal IFF, 2018 – Tribeca FF, 2018 – Hamptons IFF, 2018 – Camden FF

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