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Liam Gillick: The Liberation of the Stool, 2018

Liam Gillick: The Liberation of the Stool, 2018

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Inkjet print on paper
DINA0 (118,9 cm x 84,1 cm)
Edition of 5 (#1/5)
(LG 988)

The work is part of a series of five posters developed in context with the exhibition "Trix & Robert Haussmann: The Log-O-Rithmic Slide Rule: A Retrospective" at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. The works combine a series of repeating graphic elements with short excerpts from Liam Gillick's 2012 essay on the work of the Swiss architects. Entitled "The Liberation of the Stool," Gillick's essay took the form of a story that tells of a stool that follows its innermost urge and undergoes a transformation into a table. The story humorously refers to questions of identity in the work of Trix and Robert Haussmann.

Liam Gillick’s graphic work is a key to understanding his entire practice. Since the late 1980s, the artist has produced a wide range of graphic material that combines the use of fonts, geometric shapes, pattern, graphic elements, plans and blueprints, with more or less oblique references to the major research projects that have fueled Gillick’s work. As markers and reference points for ongoing projects – texts and imagery recur, sometimes as excerpts or fragments, through multiple formats, scales, and combinations – these projects constitute an integral element of the artist’s critical position.

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