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Jill Magid
Libration Point
A point between two massive bodies where the gravitational
forces between them are essentially in balance.

For Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam Jill Magid has made a body of new works. As with Evidence Locker, her contribution to the Liverpool Biennial 04, this exhibition refers to the disciplining systems in current society, thanks to the help of forensic artists, among others. Exploiting the fictional possibilities of forensic services, Magid made pieces that evoke questions rather than address functionality. They all point to a woman whose identity and physical appearance remain impalpable, in spite of the attention that is directed towards her. Weaving a narrative pattern, the artist-as-director positions the viewer in the problematic role of a witness, as an observer of events that have already transpired.

Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam
Guest Curator: Jelle Bouwhuis
November 13 - December 31, 2005
Opening November 12 5-7pm

December 14, 2005 Seminar on feminist art discourse and contemporary art practice at the occasion of this exhibition, in the ‘SMCS on 11’ series of events at Stedelijk Museum CS, Oosterdokskade 5. Participants: Joke Hermsen, Jill Magid, Katy Deepwell and others.
Description of 'What about Feminism?"

December 23, 2005 Screening of Michelangerlo Antonioni’s L’Avventura in SMCS on 11.