Jill Magid + Dr. Leah Kelly: Disrupting Institutional Power

What power do existing institutional structures (including art museums) really have? Artist Jill Magid has spent her career working alongside or within large organizations, making use of institutional quirks and systemic loopholes that allow her to make contact with people “on the inside” to better analyze the power dynamics at play. Magid sits down with neuroscientist Leah Kelly to break down what keeps us ingrained in these structures and how we might learn to disrupt them.

This program will show clips from Magid’s The Proposal and her new film Evidence Locker.

“During the past 18 years, I’ve trained as a spy, a police officer, and as a war journalist. Gaining access to power systems takes research, trust, and a series of unorthodox requests, requiring constant negotiation. From the inside, I engage these systems in personal dialogue. From there, I’m able to raise questions and concerns on how we live in relation to them. —Jill Magid











When: Mon., April 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St.
212-620-5000
Price: $20
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What power do existing institutional structures (including art museums) really have? Artist Jill Magid has spent her career working alongside or within large organizations, making use of institutional quirks and systemic loopholes that allow her to make contact with people “on the inside” to better analyze the power dynamics at play. Magid sits down with neuroscientist Leah Kelly to break down what keeps us ingrained in these structures and how we might learn to disrupt them.

This program will show clips from Magid’s The Proposal and her new film Evidence Locker.

“During the past 18 years, I’ve trained as a spy, a police officer, and as a war journalist. Gaining access to power systems takes research, trust, and a series of unorthodox requests, requiring constant negotiation. From the inside, I engage these systems in personal dialogue. From there, I’m able to raise questions and concerns on how we live in relation to them. —Jill Magid

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