LIAM GILLICK

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KALMAR… UH…

A QUESTION OF WHERE TO COMMENCE NEW STRUCTURES IN LIGHT OF SOME RETURNS AND EMERGENCES:

THE POSTWAR AS A FINISHED MOMENT: IN THE EUROPEAN CONTEXT AND GLOBAL CONTEXT VIA COLD-WAR INDENTIFICATIONS.

THE INABILITY OF THE ART CONTEXT TO IDENTIFY WITH THE NEW CONDITIONS.

THE FRAGMENTATION OF LABOUR IN DETAIL. SPECIFICALLY IN LIGHT OF VARIED FREE-TRADE AGREEMENTS.

THE NECESSITY TO POSIT A NEW FRAMEWORK OF ACTION THAT CAN ACCOUNT FOR THESE LOSSES AND GAINS AND PREVENT THE MOST DYNAMIC WORK FROM BEING UNDERSTOOD AS OPERATING WITHIN AN INSTRUMENTALIZED TERRAIN.

IMMATERIAL LABOUR.

ANALOGOUS MAPPING.

CULTURAL ECHOES.

SITES OF PRODUCTION.

AGENCY IN RELATION TO ECO-POLITICS.

COALESCENCE/RETURN OF CLASSICAL RELATIONS OF PRODUCTION.

CONSENSUS MODELS AS A PHANTOM PARALLEL.

DETAILED WORK IN THE CULTURAL FRAME.

Liam Gillick is an artist based in London and New York. Solo exhibitions include THE WOOD WAY, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2002; A SHORT TEXT ON THE POSSIBILITY OF CREATING AN ECONOMY OF EQUIVALENCE, Palais de Tokyo, 2005 and the retrospective project THREE PERSPECTIVES AND A SHORT SCENARIO, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Kunsthalle Zurich, Kunstverein, M√ľnchen and the MCA, Chicago, 2008-2010. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2002 and the Vincent Award at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 2008. Many public commissions and projects include the Home Office in London (2005) and the Dynamica Building in Guadalajara, Mexico (2009). In 2006 he was a central figure in the free art school project unitednationsplaza in Berlin that travelled to Mexico City and New York. Liam Gillick has published a number of texts that function in parallel to his artwork. PROXEMICS (SELECTED WRITING 1988-2006) JRP-Ringier was published in 2007 alongside the monograph FACTORIES IN THE SNOW by Lilian Haberer, JRP-Ringier. A critical reader titled MEANING LIAM GILLICK, was published by MIT Press (2009). An anthology of his artistic writing titled ALLBOOKS was also published by Book Works, London (2009). In addition he has contributed to many art magazines and journals including Parkett, Frieze, Art Monthly, October and Art Forum. Liam Gillick was selected to represent Germany for the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. A major exhibition of his work opened at the Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in April 2010. He has taught at Columbia University in New York since 1997 and the Centre for Curatorial Studies at Bard College since 2008. Public collections include: Government Art Collection, UK; Arts Council, UK; Tate, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

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