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Jill Magid / MATRIX 237 - Artist's Talk

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The Sky From the Capitol Steps, 2010 Digital Photograph © Courtesy of the artist and Yvon Lambert, Paris
Jill Magid / MATRIX 237 - Artist's Talk

2155 Center Street
94720 Berkeley
CA

March 20th, 2011 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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EVENT TYPE:  
Artist talk
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http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
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Other (outside areas listed)
EMAIL:  
bampfa@berkeley.edu
PHONE:  
510.642.0808
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday–Sunday, 11am–7pm
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
University of California Berkeley

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Jill Magid / MATRIX 237- Artist’s Talk

Sunday, March 20, 3 p.m., BAM/PFA Museum Theater

Admission free


Jill Magid / MATRIX 237 (March 20–June 12)

Jill Magid’s recent work explores the intersection of governmental power and current events. For MATRIX, Magid considers a shooting at the Texas State Capitol by Fausto Cardenas in relation to Goethe’s Faust, finding in the obvious but ultimately fruitful association similar tragic themes. By turning the gallery into a stage for the reading of Faust, a “closet drama,” the piece engages the larger themes of truth and fiction, language and translation, history and legend, gesture and performance, revelation and redaction, individual and institution.

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