Postcards from the Pier
Postcards from the Pier is a series of 34 black and white photographs in which Magid intimately addresses, through handwritten postcards, the artists included in the legendary Pier 18 project organized by Willoughby Sharp in 1971. Artists addressed include Vito Acconci, Gordon Matta-Clark, Richard Serra, Allen Ruppersberg, Lawrence Wiener, and John Baldassari, among others.
Postcards from the Pier is my contribution to the exhibiiton Pier 54, produced by High Line Art and conceived as a tribute to Sharp's Pier 18. For Pier 18, Sharp invited 27 (all male) artists to create an event or an action on the abandoned Pier 18 in the financial district in New York City. Each project was then photographed by the artist duo Shunk-Kender and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art.
In a similar vein, Pier 54 took place on a derelict pier – Pier 54, located on Manhattan’s West Side at West Street and West 13th Street. For the project, High Line Art invited 27 contemporary artists – all women – to realize projects that respond to the location and engage with the changing landscape of the West Side waterfront. Pier 54 exists as a series of documentations that take the format of photographs by photographer Liz Ligon.
Pier 54 will be presented on the High Line as part of High Line Channel 14 as well as displayed as a photography exhibition mounted in an exhibition space in the neighborhood of the High Line in the fall of 2014. - See more at: here.