|Jill Magid on Fri, 11 Apr 2008 11:25:58 +0200 (CEST)|
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|[Nettime-nl] invitation to AIVD show (April 19th, The Hague) (Modified by Geert Lovink)|
ARTICLE 12 Solo Exhibition by Jill Magid Crated by Huib Haye van der Werf at Stroom in The Hague and at the AIVD, the General Intelligence and Security Service of the Netherlands More on http://www.stroom.nl Opening April 19th, to June 15th. Book launch in June, date to be announced. In 2005 the building and offices of the Algemene Inlichtingen en Veiligheids Dienst (AIVD) in Zoetermeer were to be renovated. With this renewal the occasion presented itself to apply the percentage-ruling for art in government buildings, meaning that a certain amount of the total budget may be spent on an artistic commission. The AIVD used this occasion as a possibility to help to improve and create a positive image of their organization in society, or as they stated in the description of the artistic commission, ‘to provide the AIVD with a human face.’ The commission was granted to Jill Magid (1973 VS, lives and works in New York and Amsterdam). Over the last three years Jill Magid has conducted numerous interviews with employees of the AIVD. These conversations took place in bars and nondescript public places. The purpose of these meetings was for Magid to gain personal data of the employee and to use this information to locate the face of the organization. The results of these conversations are the newly produced works in the exhibition at Stroom. Each work in the show reveals specific characteristics of the participating AIVD employees but never disclose their identities entirely. Delicate details, intimacies, and human characteristics are compiled and presented on the floor and walls of Stroom. Jill Magid explores hidden information, being public as a condition for existence and intimacy in relation to power, manipulation and observation. Intrinsic to the nature of her work as an artist is the establishment of a bond with the individuals she chooses as her subject-matter. This association often evolves into an intense, personal exploration of herself, her subject, and the organization of which the subject is a part. www.jillmagid.net firstname.lastname@example.org ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (email@example.com).