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Liam Gillick

Down on the 222nd Floor, 2006

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Liam Gillick

Born in the mid-60s and a graduate of London’s Goldsmiths College among the legendary classes of the late 1980s: Liam Gillick holds the perfect YBA pedigree. Rather than rising to prominence as part of Charles Saatchi’s 1997 "Sensation" exhibition, however, Gillick’s uncompromising conceptualism found a home in Nicolas Bourriaud’s 1996 exhibition "Traffic"—and a movement with the Relational Art the exhibition defined.

Working across an amazingly diverse array of media—from film to installation, printed works to musical composition—Gillick deconstructs the dysfunctional legacy of architecture and abstraction within the framework of modern neoliberalism. Liam Gillick’s works are frequently as bright and bold as they are intellectually intriguing, a powerful combination that earned him a Turner Prize nomination in 2002, a short-listing for the Vincent Award of the Stedelijk Museum in 2008, the German Pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale, as well as inclusion in the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou, the Guggenheim, and the Museum of Modern Art.

Born in the mid-60s and a graduate of London’s Goldsmiths College among the legendary classes of the late 1980s: Liam Gillick holds the perfect YBA pedigree. Rather than rising to prominence as part of Charles Saatchi’s 1997 "Sensation" exhibition, however, Gillick’s uncompromising conceptualism found a home in Nicolas Bourriaud’s 1996 exhibition "Traffic"—and a movement with the Relational Art the e […] more

Down on the 222nd Floor, 2006

Liam Gillick is renowned for his thought-provoking dissection of social, economic, and political systems—and their aesthetics. Made shortly after his 2005 exhibition "Two Hundred and Twenty-Second Floor" at Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zurich, Down on the 222nd Floor is a rare opportunity to own a small, sculptural work by this singular conceptual artist.

Reminiscent of the kind of keyring you’d expect to find in an old hotel, office building, or institution, Down on the 222nd Floor was produced in an exclusive edition of 80 pieces in milled aluminium and is packaged with a signed and numbered certificate. Inspired by an exhibition that transformed the gallery into a transparent structure, Gillick asks a very particular question—do we believe we know where we are, or are we in a space that transcends architecture itself? A keyring without a key to nowhere in particular, Down on the 222nd Floor embodies Gillick’s practice in an enticingly unusual form.

Liam Gillick is renowned for his thought-provoking dissection of social, economic, and political systems—and their aesthetics. Made shortly after his 2005 exhibition “Two Hundred and Twenty-Second Floor” at Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zurich, Down on the 222nd Floor is a rare opportunity to own a small, sculptural work by this singular conceptual artist. Reminiscent of […] more

Purchase Edition

Liam Gillick
Down on the 222nd Floor, 2006

Size:
5 x 30 x 1 cm

Material:
Milled aluminium, with signed and numbered certificate in a box

Edition:
80

€319,33
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Gustav Klimt

Art is a line around your thoughts.