This reference monograph dedicated to the English artist, focusing on the projects of the last five years, attests of the artist's interest in this formal dimension of our daily environment and the behavior it induces, and considers it within a new theoretical framework proposed by Lilian Haberer, a Doctoral graduate of Columbia University.
Designed by the artist, the book also provides full description of numerous exhibition projects, public interventions, design works, and individual pieces.
After having studied at Goldsmiths College in London, Liam Gillick appeared on the English scene at the beginning of the 1990s, right in the middle of the YBA phenomenon. He has been noticed for his post-Conceptual practice, and his critical and curatorial engagement.
Winner in 1998 of the Paul Cassirer Kunstpreis in Berlin, and nominated in 2002 for the Turner Prize, his work has been widely presented in large exhibitions over the last ten years (Documenta, Venice Biennale, Manifesta, etc.). Respected for the rigor of the thinking developed in his work and writings, Liam Gillick's sculptures, installations, and textual pieces are also informed by a sharp visual sense of structural and formal material properties of the vocabulary he uses.