Liam Gillick  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Liam Gillick (born 1964, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire) is a British artist living and working in New York and London.

Often associated with the Young British Artists movement and the theory of Relational Aesthetics, Gillick's unique practice is not limited to categorization. As artist, critic, curator, designer, and writer, his work includes: public projects, critical and theoretical writings, design objects and graphic materials, films, musical scores, and fine artworks. Central to this multidimensional practice is the artist's ongoing research of past and present evaluations of the aesthetics of social systems with a focus on modes of production rather than consumption. Through his own writings and the use of specific materials in his artworks, Gillick examines how the built world carries traces of social, political and economic systems.

"Artists such as Liam longer address abstraction as the principle for the creation of distinct minimalist objects, but rather try to create through design spaces for open social interaction, whose actual use is to be constantly redefined within the situation of the exhibition - without necessarily producing relational-aesthetic models of community." (Blom, Ina)

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