Magpie is Tae Hwang & MR Barnadas + Public
Magpie's projects invite cross-disciplinary collaborations. We aim to inspire wonder and expand the notion of "public art" to mean not only public access, but public as a collaborative contributor.
Working across a wide range of media, from performance to painting and drawing, photography, sculpture and video, the collective work has been realized in urban streets and remote wilderness, within museums and galleries, and as interventions into cultural events in Canada, Mexico and the across the US.
Magpie's current project, CONTRACT, is a trifurcated investigation that explores an intersection of public, private and institutional space. This work is being simultaneously constructed in the form of a US legal document, through retrofitting state architecture and within an intimate public ceremony.