Artist Liam Gillick and Tom Eccles, Executive Director of CCS Bard, converse about Gillick’s career and current exhibition, From 199A to 199B : Liam Gillick, on view at The Hessel Museum of Art.
Liam Gillick is based in New York. He was selected to represent Germany at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009, and a major exhibition of his work opened at the Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in April 2010.
Past solo exhibitions include The Wood Way (2002) at Whitechapel Gallery, London; A Short text on the possibility of creating an economy of equivalence (2005) at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and the retrospective project, Three Perspectives and a short scenario, at Witte de With, Rotterdam, Kunsthalle Zurich, Kuntsverein, Munich, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2008-2010).
Gillick was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2002 and the Vincent Award at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 2008. Public commissions and projects include the Home Office, London (2005) and the Dynamica Building, Guadalajara, Mexico (2009). In 2006 he was a central figure in the free art school project unitednationsplaza in Berlin which traveled to Mexico City and New York.
Gillick has also published a number of texts that function in parallel to his artwork. Proxemics (Selected writing 1988-2006), was published by JRP-Ringier in 2007 alongside the monograph Factories in the Snow by Lilian Haberer. A critical reader, Meaning Liam Gillick, was published by MIT Press in 2009, and an anthology of his artistic writing, Allbooks, was published by Book Works, London, in 2009.
In addition, Gillick has contributed to various art magazines and journals including Afterall, Artforum, Art Monthly, e-flux, Journal, Frieze, October, and Parkett.
Gillick has taught at Columbia University in New York since 1997 and CCS Bard since 2008. His work is in the public collections of: Government Art Collection, UK; Art Council, UK; Tate, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York, Guggenheim Museum, New York; Hirshorn Musuem, Washington, DC; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago among others.
About The Speakers Series: Each semester the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College hosts a regular program of lectures by the foremost artists, curators, art historians, and critics of our day, situating the school and museum’s concerns within the larger context of contemporary art production and discourse. Lectures are open to students and faculty, as well as to the general public, and will also be documented through video and/or audio recordings, which will reside in the CCS Bard Library and Archives. Reception immediately following each talk.