Liam Gillick: Three perspectives and a short scenario

Liam Gillick: 三个远景与一个短剧

Liam Gillick 成名于九十年代初,作为英国艺术家的新生代代表,他通过带有强烈个人色彩的雕塑平台展现了一系列令人惊叹的精致艺术——铝质建筑构架与彩色胶质玻璃表达了当代社交生活的简易与复杂——他的壁画,语境雕塑以及出版文章都反映了其乌托邦式的艺术理想与无奈现实世界之间与日俱增的鸿沟。

他常会联手同时代的艺术伙伴,如Rirkrit Tiravanija 以及 Philippe Parreno 共同创作,评论家Nicholas Bourriaud 曾称其为 “美学的联姻” 这是一种着重探索近千年来艺术在社会中扮演的角色与功能的转换的努力。Gillick的艺术深刻冲击了当代社会对艺术及建筑与生活的相互影响、人际交流以及人与公共空间互动的理解。

此次展览由Witte de With in Rotterdam, Kunsthalle Zurich,以及 Kunstverein in Munich联合策展. 这是至今为止在美国举行的Gillick艺术展览中最具影响力与最重要的一次。芝加哥当代艺术馆MCA作为独家美国艺术馆,特别为其搭建了触及天顶的巨型舞台来展示其装置艺术,同期展示其亲笔签名的珍贵作品,以及一部反映其一生的传记影片。这次展览独一无二、原汁原味地展示了Gillick毕生的艺术作品,由芝加哥当代艺术馆Dominic Molon策展。


Liam Gillick: Three perspectives and a short scenario
October 10, 2009 – January 10, 2010




Liam Gillick emerged in the early 1990s as part of a re-energized British art scene, producing a sophisticated body of work ranging from his signature “platform” sculptures — architectural structures made of aluminum and colored Plexiglas that facilitate or complicate social interaction — to wall paintings, text sculptures, and published texts that reflect on the increasing gap between utopian idealism and the actualities of the world.

His work joins that of generational peers such as Rirkrit Tiravanija and Philippe Parreno in defining what critic Nicholas Bourriaud described as “relational aesthetics,” an approach that emphasizes the shifting social role and function of art at the turn of the millennium. Gillick’s work has had a profound impact on a contemporary understanding of how art and architecture influence, and are themselves influenced by, interpersonal communication and interactions in the public sphere.

This exhibition is presented in association with the Witte de With in Rotterdam, Kunsthalle Zurich, and the Kunstverein in Munich. It is the most significant and comprehensive exhibition of Gillick’s work in an American museum to date, comprising a major site-specific installation in the gallery ceiling as well as a presentation of his design and published works, and a film documenting projects from the entirety of his career. The MCA is the only American venue for the exhibition.

The exhibition has a publication that reflects the unique nature of this survey of Gillick’s work. This exhibition is curated by MCA Curator Dominic Molon.

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