With her The Proposal project, launched in 2013, Magid suggests a solution to this grievous division of patrimony and its gradual disappearance from the cultural landscape. With the authorization of Barragán’s family, Magid had a diamond grown from some of the architect’s ashes and set the jewel in an engagement ring intended for Zanco. Engraved with the inscription “I am wholeheartedly yours,” the ring serves as a counterproposal to the romantic bequest of the Barragán archives, trading the dynamic of the engagement gift for that of an exchange. In return for the ring, Zanco would commit to returning Barragán’s professional archives to Mexico and opening them to the public. This extraordinary proposal, made directly to Zanco on 31 May 2016, remains unanswered to date.
This article also appears in the issue 97 - AppropriationDiscover