Quartz Studio ha il piacere di presentare la mostra Cool Your Jets, frutto della collaborazione tra gli artisti inglesi Liam Gillick (Aylesbury, UK,1964) e Jonathan Monk (Leicester, UK, 1969).
Martedì 23 febbraio 2016 alle ore 18.00 Quartz Studio ha il piacere di presentare la mostra Cool Your Jets, frutto della collaborazione tra gli artisti inglesi Liam Gillick (Aylesbury, UK,1964) e Jonathan Monk (Leicester, UK, 1969). Si tratta di una installazione site specific che sia fisicamente che a livello semantico gioca sul concetto di ‘slittamento’
Quartz Studio ringrazia Giulia Mainetti ed Altofragile, Milano per il prezioso contributo alla realizzazione del progetto.
On Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm, Quartz Studio is pleased to present the exhibition Cool Your Jets, a collaboration between English artists Liam Gillick (Aylesbury, UK, 1964) and Jonathan Monk (Leicester, UK, 1969). The site-specific installation physically and semantically plays with the idea of "slippage". The two artists' work converses at a distance, working on two horizontal planes. The first plane is the floor, which Jonathan Monk playfully altered with a pile of fifty soccer balls, whose leather hexagons echo the colors of space's cement floor. The second one is by Liam Gillick, a phrase on the wall in his preferred black font, "Cool your jets," with a meaning somewhere between a piece of advice and a warning. The artists exchanged a jocular series of emails about how balls and jets might interact, to which both Monk's installation and Gillick's phrase allude quite specifically. Some questions emerged extrapolated from different web sites about the French-Italian philosopher Maurizio Lazzarato. Neither Monk nor Gillick have come up with answers, as they are already in a way contained in the questions themselves.
Quartz Studio kindly thanks Giulia Mainetti and Altofragile, Milan for the support to the project.
credit: image courtesy of Liam Gillick