Christopher Williams, Untitled, 2022
Edition 100, signed certificate
Not unlike, in type or function, the sign in Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times (1936) that reads ‘this is a moving stairway’, the sign on Eugène Atget’s studio door advertising ‘Documents for Artists’ (1890s), or the cover of Jörg Immendorf’s To Do What Must Be Done (1972) which lists the painter, the musician, the writer, and the filmmaker, Christopher Williams’ poster for the ICA, in attempt to avoid the inflationary rhetoric surrounding contemporary art, simply lists the materials and services that his studio provides: wall coverings, radio, printed matter, picture frames, photographs, films, arrangements.
Christopher Williams (born 1956) USA. Institutional solo exhibitions were held at haubrok foundation, Berlin 2021, C/O Berlin 2019, Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover 2018, Triennale, Milan 2017, Whitechapel Gallery, London 2015, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art, New York, both 2014, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, both 2011, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Bergen Kunsthall both 2010 and Kunsthalle Zürich 2007 among others.
His work is part of major international collections such as Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, Tate, London, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
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