Liam Gillick (born 1964 in Aylesbury, UK) works in a whole range of different media. His art does not simply consist of spacious installations, graphically complex texts, and minimalist objects. He also publishes full-length books, composes film music, arranges exhibitions and produces architectural designs. The parallelism of his work is crucial. On the one hand his projects are a manifestation of free artistic expression; on the other,… Read more
About the artwork
In Pourquoi Travailler?, Gillick sheds light onto the life of the 21st century artist, whose every waking thought can be deemed as work, every plane ride be dedicated to drafting a PowerPoint presentation, and whose every utterance is always hijacked into elucidating a greater project. Taking a queue from medieval iconography, Gillick has produced a sacred text of his own illustrated by woodblock techniques, fitted with over a dozen images, and bound in a goatskin parchment cover pleated by hand and held together in a near-sculptural form, by a fluorescent orange Plexiglas case.