Since the late 1980s, Gillick has been working with texts and objects that seek to advance a constructive deciphering of the built environment, establishing relationships based sometimes on attraction, sometimes on repulsion. His oeuvre can be situated on the threshold between deliberate planning of architectural space and chance-based processes of adaptation and speculative change.Read More
Liam Gillick currently lives and works in New York and London.
Text courtesy Galerie Eva Presenhuber.
It’s a sunny autumn day in the small Japanese city of Okayama, and two British men born in the 1960s are conversing about cameras. Liam Gillick and I both own the retro-looking Fujifilm X-Pro1, which we’ve chosen for its impressive price-to-performance ratio. “I’ve used it a lot in my work,” a ruddy-faced, relaxed, and...
In a lecture he gave in Vancouver in 2009, Liam Gillick suggested that his career as an artist was catalyzed by an inability to trust his own activity in the field of politics – his first career choice. In this light, his ongoing deferral to a strange lexicon of ciphers and fictions seems appropriate.
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