The exhibition Faust 24 at Galería Labor is American artist Jill Magid’s first solo exhibition in Mexico. Faust 24 deals with the gun violence and public shootings in the US, specifically with the school shooting at the University of Texas in Austin in 2010, where a student, Colton Tooley, walked through the campus firing shots into the air and ground with an AK47 assault rifle, and finally committed suicide.
Jill Magid’s exhibition at Galería Labor presents Police footage of the event and related 911 calls. In addition, Magid wrote a dramatic text, based on her transcription of the material.
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(Image on top: Jill Magid, PAY ATTENTION TO WHO IS DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF YOU, 2012; Courtesy of the artist and Labor.)