Brooklyn-based, artist and writer Jill Magid forms intimate relationships with systems of power, including police, military, secret service, corporations, and CCTV surveillance. For Magid, power is not a remote condition to contest, but rather something to manipulate drawing it closer, exploiting its loopholes, engaging it in dialogue, infiltrating its structure, repeating its logic. Magid has had solo exhibitions at institutions around the world including Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Berkeley Museum of Art; Tate Liverpool; the Stedelijk Museum; Yvon Lambert, Paris and New York; Gagosian Gallery, New York; and the Security and Intelligence Agency of the Netherlands. Magid has received awards from the Fonds Voor Beeldende Kunsten and the Netherland-American Foundation Fellowship Fulbright Grant. She has participated in the Liverpool, Bucharest, Singapore, Incheon, and Gothenburg Biennials. She is a newly appointed Associate of the Art, Design and the Public Domain program at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and a 2013-15 fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics. Magid is the author of four novellas.
The New Normal brings together thirteen recent artworks that use private information as raw material and subject matter. Although the concept of privacy is widely invoked, it is difficult to define. The private sphere encompasses domestic spaces, bodies, thoughts, communications, and behaviorscontexts that are usually rendered inaccessible to the public eye by legal, social, and […]read more »