Liam Gillick at Le Magasin, Grenoble
FROM 199C TO 199D
MAGASIN / Centre National d’Art Contemporain
École du MAGASIN
June 6 – September 7, 2014
For more than twenty years Liam Gillick (born 1964, U.K.) has questioned the exhibition as a phenomenon and isolated the possible markers that could define it. These include the occupation of time, the role of the institution and varied forms of collaboration. In the 1990s the most prominent of his interests questioned the dynamic relationship between artists, curators and institutions. Twenty years later he is working with curatorial students to reanimate early works from the 1990s. The first version of this process was From 199A to 199B at the CCS Bard Hessel Museum in New York in 2012.
The exhibition From 199C to 199D is a completely new development that expands upon the original exhibition. Liam Gillick has worked closely alongside the students of the École du MAGASIN – Claire Astier, Neringa Bumbliené, Paola Bonino, Giulia Bortoluzzi, Selma Boskailo and Anna Tomczak – and MAGASIN Director Yves Aupetitallot for nine months towards the reanimation of a selection of key works from the 1990s. Particular focus is upon works that articulate changes and continuities in cultural, political and social discourse over the last twenty years. The exhibition at MAGASIN expands in different way through a forthcoming publication and the official website of Session 23.
A book will be published by JRP/Ringier that includes a survey of the Bard and MAGASIN exhibitions and includes essays by Paul O’Neill and Jorn Schaffaf.