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Architecture on Film: The Proposal (PG*)

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Woman sitting on the floor looking up at the sky

Part thriller, part romance, part artwork itself, this ‘post-mortem love triangle’ takes us on a quest to reanimate the privately-held archives of one of the 20th century’s major architects.

Following his death in 1988, Luis Barragán’s professional archive, including the rights to his name and work, has lingered under lock and key in a Swiss bunker, after having been acquired by furniture company Vitra.

Hatching her plan from an intimate stay at Casa Barragán itself in Mexico City, artist and author Jill Magid finds herself in a delicate game of negotiation and tactics, that leads to her eventually making a radical proposal of her own.

A bold investigation into the boundaries between personal and professional lives, public and private property, the living and the dead, the legacy of Modernism, and the afterlife of architecture.

Join us at 7pm on Thu 20 Aug for a live online ScreenTalk with director Jill Magid, hosted by Ines Weizman, Director of the Bauhaus Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture and Planning

US 2018 Dir Jill Magid 83 min

Curated by the Architecture Foundation

HOH captions are available for this title and the live ScreenTalk.

This rental is only available for viewers based in the UK.

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