SEY ARTNET and SHI-NE OH ART ADVISING co-curated Liam Gillick’s first solo exhibition in Seoul: Five Structures and a Shanty. Held at Gallery Ihn from April 17th through May 22nd, 2013, the exhibition provided a unique opportunity for the Korean audience to learn about the artist’s conceptual work, which is conceived by his interest in predictive scenarios put together through insightful analysis of the past and keen observant eye on the present. When approaching his theoretical idea to his practice of art, Gillick resists procedural boundaries and rather embraces discursiveness and distractions in his body of works.
In this exhibition, Gillick showcased five aluminum sculptures – 2 free-standing and 3 wall-mounted pieces – and a text that was installed on walls. The powder-coated aluminum sculptures and text-based installation are among the most well-known of his works.
Liam Gillick entered the art world near the end of 1980s and has developed his career as versatile creator in various fields including visual art, writing, exhibition curating, and so on. His career is full of high-profile milestones such as his nomination in 2002 for the Turner Prize, his work on the exterior of the British Home Office building between 2003 and 2005, the retrospective exhibitions held in four prestigious art museums in Europe and US during 2008-2010, and representation of Germany at the Venice Biennale in 2009.