Liam Gillick, ‘A Fragment of Future History (Gold) ’, 2014, GEMS AND LADDERS
Liam Gillick, ‘A Fragment of Future History (Gold) ’, 2014, GEMS AND LADDERS

The title of Gillick’s edition is inspired by Gabriel Tarde’s ‘Underground Man’, which describes a post-apocalyptic society that has retreated underground and devotes itself to philosophy and art – unencumbered by work and labour, no longer in need of leisure and consequently operating beyond time. A FRAGMENT OF FUTURE HISTORY (GOLD) is more attention seeking, with a finely crafted bright brass bezel and silver inlay. It is appealing to the touch; the milled face of the bracelet has a regular, utilitarian texture, as might be found on the surface of a metal lighter or phone case.

About Liam Gillick

Young British Artist Liam Gillick is primarily interested in analyzing structures, social organizations, and human interaction. Using mass-produced materials, such as aluminum, chipboard, and Plexiglas, Gillick creates modular objects that he arranges in site-specific installations to explore how evidence of our social, political, and economic systems are embedded in the built environment. An early practitioner of Relational Aesthetics, Gillick's cross-disciplinary practice also comprises music composition, writing, and curatorial projects.

British, b. 1964, Aylesbury, United Kingdom, based in New York, New York