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MCA Chicago Shows Liam Gillick: Three Perspectives and a Short Scenario

Liam Gillick - Rescinded Production, 2008 - Collection Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Gift of Mary and Earle Ludgin by exchange. Photo courtesy of Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York.

CHICAGO.- The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA),
Chicago, presents Three Perspectives and a Short Scenario, the final installment
of a multi-part exhibition project by four international art museums on the work
of acclaimed British artist Liam Gillick, running from October 10, 2009, to
January 10, 2010.
Gillick emerged in the early 1990s as part of a
re-energized British art scene, producing a sophisticated body of work ranging
from his signature “platform” sculptures — architectural structures made of
aluminum and colored Plexiglas that play with social interaction — to wall
paintings, text sculptures, and published texts that reflect on social,
cultural, and political systems of authority and how they manifest themselves in
art, architecture, and graphic design. As a complement to his art
exhibit, Gillick also takes on the role of a curator in Liam Gillick Curates the
MCA Collection, on view from October 17, 2009 to January 10, 2010.