Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Problem perspectives of a short scenario
I tried to create some kind of framework for looking at Liam Gillick's show "Three perspectives and a short scenario" now on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. I didn't want to just explain what each element supposedly "meant," which wouldn't be true anyway, since describing an object's origin does not describe its meaning. Nor was it possible to jump into analysis without A) research on the artist—his ideas, the ideas of others he is interested in, and the ideas others have about him—which I only have begun to delve into, or B) still having to explain at least some of the basics, which are complicated. I don't know if you would call it a review, more of a discussion, or a view somewhere between and overview and an in-depth view. A subsurface view. A scratched surface view.