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Liam Gillick at the Harvard GSD

  • Graduate school of Design, Gund Hall Piper Auditorium 42-48 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA, 02138 United States (map)

Liam Gillick discusses about his art work and his recent book published by Columbia University Press, titled Industry and Intelligence: Contemporary Art Since 1820. The book takes a broad view of artistic creation from 1820 to today, Gillick follows the response of artists to incremental developments in science, politics, and technology. The great innovations and dislocations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have their place in this timeline, but their traces are alternately amplified and diminished as Gillick moves through artistic reactions to liberalism, mass manufacturing, psychology, nuclear physics, automobiles, and a host of other advances. He intimately ties the origins of contemporary art to the social and technological adjustments of modern life, which artists struggled to incorporate truthfully into their works.

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Earlier Event: October 16
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Later Event: October 17
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