Bristol

Liam Gillick

Arnolfini

ALTHOUGH HE HAS SHOWN frequently in the United States and continental Europe, this was Liam Gillick's first substantial exhibition in Britain. He therefore conceived “Renovation Filter: Recent Past and Near Future,” if not exactly as a miniretrospective, then as an opportunity to indicate something of the breadth of his interests and activities. Rejecting the idea that art implies a particular function or look, Gillick's work touches on other disciplines and professions—notably design and architecture—without merely ionizing or undermining them. The desire is not to usurp the power and competencies of these disciplines and their associated professional structures, but rather to examine the processes by which those structures were assembled and fixed and, in doing so, to open them up for renegotiation.

One gallery contained examples of poster and logo design as well as Vicinato 2

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