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Known as "the artist among architects," Luis Barragán is among the world's most celebrated architects of the 20th century. Upon his death in 1988, much of his work was locked away in a Swiss bunker, hidden from the world's view. In an attempt to resurrect Barragán's life and art, boundary redefining artist Jill Magid creates a daring proposition that becomes a fascinating artwork in itself a high-wire act of negotiation that explores how far an artist will go to democratize access to art.


  • Jill Magid
  • Federica Zanco

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May 31, 2019

The Proposal has a life of its own, beautiful and provocative. The biggest complaint one can make is that Magid, whose previous works have involved spy agencies and police surveillance, hasn't made similar features while pursuing those projects.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
May 30, 2019

The Proposal explores the ethics behind copywriting art, but it also sees its artist go to radical extremes that some may find equally questionable. It will provoke discussions and arguments aplenty. What’s hard to argue is that the documentary itself is nothing short of spectacular: a sublime and unforgettable work of art. Barragán would be proud.

Metacritic review by Alex Saveliev
Alex Saveliev
Film Threat
May 5, 2019

A multi-layered and thought-provoking work of art.

Metacritic review by Allan Hunter
Allan Hunter
Screen International