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snot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:11 PM
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Artist's Show, "Authority to Remove," Is Removed from Tate Modern by Dutch Authorities
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 03:12 PM by snot
"When a recent exhibition of Magid's latest work, called "Authority to Remove," closed at Tate Modern, Dutch authorities removed and sealed much of the work included in the show work the Dutch Secret Service had originally commissioned thus consummating the work.

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"In the course of commission, she produced her "first novel," a book based on her interviews of 18 agents. Although she masked their identities by calling all the men "Vincent" and all the women "Miranda," "he agency found her work quite challenging and dangerous . . . ." The agency agreed to allow the text to be exhibited just once, and only with some 40% of the text whited out; it also required Magid to agree that upon the show's closing, the book and her notes would be sealed and archived in the same manner as the notes of a retiring agent.

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"In her epilogue, she quotes her agency "advisor":

"How far can they go to erase your experience? . . . Besides conducting surgery on your brain, how can they succeed? You cannot be the same person after this assignment; it has profoundly affected you and altered your perception of the world. How can they remove that?

"Here's hoping Magid, unlike Lombardi, has placed copies with a reliable friend."

More at http://c-cyte.blogspot.com/2010/01/artist-jill-magids-a...
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