New work by Liam Gillick on the Museumplein


Liam Gillick

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30 MAY - 21 JUNE

On the Museumplein stand a series of enormous panels. Holes are cut in each one. Stick your head through and you complete an Oskar Schlemmer or Kasmir Malevich body – you are immortalized as a Bauhaus dancer or a character from Victory over the Sun. The New York based artist Liam Gillick creates art in the public domain which is constantly redefined by the way the public use it and the social interaction it triggers. His work extends into structural rethinking of the exhibition as a form. Commissioned by the Holland Festival and the Stedelijk Museum, Gillick will install a series of head-in-the-hole panels entitled All-Imitate-Act on Amsterdam’s Museumplein. Linking the performing arts of the festival with the collection of the Stedelijk, the panels display abstract images which refer to costumes and designs by artists from the 1910 to 1940.


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