Liam Gillick is part of the generation of artists who gave art a new impetus in the late 1980's and early 1990's. He deploys multiple forms to expose the new ideological control systems that emerged at the beginning of the 1990s. He has developed a number of key narratives that often form the engine for a body of work. Gillick’s work exposes the dysfunctional aspects of a modernist legacy in terms of abstraction and architecture when framed within a globalized, neo-liberal consensus. His work extends into structural rethinking of the exhibition as a form.
Liam Gillick wasn’t present at the Moscow Biennale but he had been participating in the program as an outsider contributor. He shared his impressions of what was happening within the framework of the main project in daily open letters and Skype calls.