RMCAD Visiting Artist, Scholar and Designer Program presents Jill Magid


Tuesday, November 9, 2021 6:00 p.m MST


6:00 p.m MST, Doors open at 5:30 p.m. MST
RMCAD Campus | 1600 Pierce St., Denver, CO 80214
(Virtual/Live Stream option available)


Jill Magid is an American artist, writer, and filmmaker. Solo exhibitions include Dia Bridgehampton; The Renaissance Society, Chicago; Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; San Francisco Art Institute; Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Berkeley Museum of Art, California; Tate Liverpool; and the Security and Intelligence Agency of the Netherlands. Her first feature-length film The Proposal (2018), commissioned by Field of Vision and distributed in the U.S. by Oscilloscope Laboratories, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and received numerous prestigious festival awards.  Her work is included the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Whitney Museum of American Art, Fundacion Jumex, and the Walker Art Center, among others. Magid is the recipient of a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2020 Creative Time Artist Commission, and the 2017 Calder Prize.


Tender: A Vocabulary
6:00 pm MST, Doors open at 5:30 pm MST
Mary Harris Auditorium
RMCAD Campus | 1600 Pierce St., Denver, CO 80214

Free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is highly encouraged.

In each of her in-depth projects, Jill Magid becomes intimately involved with different systems or structures of authority, whether government bureaucracies, a secret service agency or the guardians of other artists’ estates. Gaining access through existing loopholes or contact with people on the inside, she follows the rules of engagement with each institution and draws out their internal logic. In a sense, she becomes a stand-in for any person trying to navigate something much larger than themselves.

Magid’s multimedia projects often include film, sculptures, installations, photographs, texts, and publications. For her lecture, she will focus on her currently unfolding project Tender, exploring complex relationships between currency and human value. Tender began as an intervention into the US economy commissioned by Creative Time in NY in 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and has continued to expand and take on new forms. Through a close examination of each work within Tender—and sometimes by deviating into related works from other projects—Magid will address her overall process, and the building of a new visual vocabulary, specific to the Tender project.



Next-Day Q+A

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
11:45am – 12:45pm MST
RMCAD Library

RMCAD students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us for a casual conversation with visiting artist Jill Magid. Take this opportunity to ask questions about her work, career, and get professional advice from this innovative contemporary artist.

Be sure to learn more about Magid by attending her Artist Talk on November 9, 2021, at 6:00 pm MST.

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Private Screening of Jill Magid’s The Proposal at Alamo Draft House

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
5:15 pm MST – doors open at 4:45 pm
Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake
4255 W. Colfax Ave, Denver CO 80204

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RMCAD students, faculty, and staff are invited to a special, private screening of visiting artist Jill Magid’s award-winning film The Proposal at the Alamo Drafthouse, Sloans Lake.

The RMCAD shuttle will be available to students for free transportation to and from campus and Alamo Drafthouse.

About the film: “Known as “the artist among architects”, Luis Barragán is among the world’s most celebrated architects of the 20th century. Upon his death in 1988, much of his work was locked away in a Swiss bunker, hidden from the world’s view. In an attempt to resurrect Barragán’s life and art, boundary redefining artist Jill Magid creates a daring proposition that becomes a fascinating artwork in itself – a high-wire act of negotiation that explores how far an artist will go to democratize access to art.”

Recommendation List

VASD Program guests provide a recommendation list that gives insight into their work, practice, and research. Artist Jill Magid’s recommendations are:

Profanations by Giorgio Agamben

Seduction by Jean Baudrillard

Given Time: Counterfeit Money by Jacques Derrida

The Federal Register, Daily publication of the US Government Printing Office

Robert Bresson’s films: L’Argent and Pickpocket

Money and the Early Greek Mind: Homer, Philosophy, Tragedy by Richard Seaford  

The music of T.Griffin

Under her Skin, a film by Michel Faber

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations for these events, please contact Gretchen Marie Schaefer at gmschaefer@rmcad.edu or 303-995-8353. Requests should be made as soon as possible but no less than 5 business days prior to the scheduled event.


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