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Are Luis Barragán's Ashes More Important Than His Life's Work?

7 monthes ago   |   By Arch Daily

Una pieza de la exposición. Image Cortesía de Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo
In a somewhat poetic proposal, Jill Magid , the American artist, offered Federica Zano, owner, and archivist of the Barragan Foundation in Switzerland, a two-carat diamond ring containing ashes from Barragan's cremation, in exchange for returning Barragan 's professional archive to Mexico . This gesture was the pinnacle of an art project that “posed fundamental questions about the consequences and implications of converting cultural legacy into private corporate property”. Magid's work, titled “ A...
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