40 x 300 x 20 cm
Suspended Discussion, Projected Retraction, Filtered Reduction, Resisted Projection. Gillick's mysterious, yet intriguing, naming system for his brightly coloured, powder coated, aluminium constructions, such as this one which hugs the carpet and office wall, offer little clues as to what the work might mean.
© 2012 Liam Gillick
Image copyright: Stefan Altenburger
But Gillick has always avoided a singular interpretation because, as he has said: "A lot of my projects and structures are not resolved...The points of entry into the idea are multiple." However, he likes to explore the role of the artist in a non-gallery space like Swiss Re, in particular, as he has explained: "the idea that the artist might be able to make things 'better' is still a commonly-held notion."