• Quartet, Performance, South London Gallery, 2014.
  • Quartet, Performance, South London Gallery, 2014.
  • Quartet, Installation view, South London Gallery, 2014.
  • Quartet, Installation view, South London Gallery, 2014.

Quartet

What sorts of relationships and negotiations form around an artist’s legacy? This question formed the core of artist Jill Magid’s inquiry into Mexican architect and Pritzker Prize-winner Luis Barragán (1902–1988). For her project based on Barragán’s personal and professional archive and library, Magid explored ownership versus authorship, and the obsessions surrounding the preservation of legacy. Magid's investigations were a re-imaging and re-presentation of material from the archives as determined by their legal status. At the South London Gallery, Magid considered Barragán alongside Samuel Beckett, an author Barragán admired. Magid staged Beckett’s teleplay Quad and a new performance she composed for the occasion. Following her performance, an installation of Jill Magid’s teleplay Quartet was on view on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 May from 11am-6pm in the Clore Studio.

South London Gallery: webpage for Quartet