1980's London was dirty and depressing. A new generation of artists reacted to the mood of the time by screwing with cultural hierarchies, decoding and recoding cultural material until it was no longer clear on which side they stood. By Liam Gillick
Julien Bismuth everything has a face and every face has its thing (2019)
Makeup, installation gesture*, inkjet print
29.7 x 27.9 cm
*Four fingers of the same hand, held to match the placement of the artist’s eyes, nose, and mouth, colored with blue makeup, and pressed against a surface in the room. The work can be installed by the artist or someone else. The fingerprints can vary, but the proportions must stay the same.
Courtesy the artist and Galerie Emanuel Layr Vienna/Rome; Photo: Maximilian Anelli-Monti