Relative Progress, 2002
As part of an exhibition organized in collaboration with the Centre de l’image contemporaine, Saint-Gervais, entitled Version–L’image habitable, MAMCO offered two installations by Liam Gillick (1964, Aylesbury): Pain in a Building (1999) and Relative Progress (2002). These works dealt with architecture’s relationship with new technologies and with exhibition spaces. The installations shifted the concept of physical space toward a notion of “relational” space, a space not defined as a construction, but as the redevelopment of an area. Gillick’s works acquire their meaning by establishing a setting for communication with the viewer. His objects suggest complex scenarios that may be perceived as proposals for the construction of the future. Considering that architecture is not simply the art of erecting physical buildings, Gillick’s narratives can also be considered as programs for constructing a social space.
- Exhibition curated by Simon Lamunière