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Liam Gillick, All-Imitate-Act

Alongside the Mécanique Générale stand enormous, hollowed out panels. If you place your head through any of them, you’re projected into Oskar Schlemmer or Kasimir Malevich’s body or even immortalised as a Bauhaus dancer or as a character from Victory Over The Sun. These panels recreate the abstract profiles of various costumes, outfits and characters created by artists in the period 1910 to 1940.

British artist Liam Gillick, who lives and works in New York, creates a public work that redefines itself through the use that visitors to the Parc des Ateliers find in it and the interaction and exchanges that it creates. His work questions the format of exhibitions.

Produced for the Holland Festival in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum.
Commissioned by Holland Festival and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Courtesy of Esther Schipper, Berlin. Presented by the Luma Foundation at the Parc des Ateliers in Arles, France.