The Billboard Project – Update

Published on December 27, 2010 by in Miami


Locust Projects’ “Out of the Box” is a new initiative that will increase exposure to contemporary art by sponsoring projects in public locations throughout Miami. The program has officially launched with the Billboard Project, for which internationally renowned artist Liam Gillick has be commissioned to produce artwork for billboards and bus shelters surrounding Miami’s Design District and Miami Beach. Gillick’s work, titled La Aparente Union del Cielo y la Tierra (The Apparent Junction of Earth and Sky), will run for the month of December. Update: Billboard Project has hit the bus – below are updated images of the project on city buses. Local artists – stay tuned for an open call to participate in Locust Projects’ 2011 “Billboard Project!”

Gillick examines how the built world carries traces of social, economic, and political systems through a broad range of disciplines including object-based installations and published texts. Conceived specifically for Miami, “La aparente union del cielo y la tierra (The apparent junction of earth and sky),” 2010 presents a series of abstracted works in which Gillick invokes the horizon, a space where viewers can reflect and discuss how the built environment structures and patterns everyday lives.

2 Responses to “The Billboard Project – Update”

  1. Mr. Gumsandals says:

    Mr. Gillick, a British artist, must think Miami’s first language is Spanish when in actuality it is “officially” English. Why else would he label his billboard project “La aparente union del cielo y la tierra”? In any event, I look forward to seeing his work around town.

  2. Nancy says:

    (It has been my experience that an individual chooses the language which allows the greatest self expression. This will necessarily vary depending on the individual and the artwork. One artist might choose different languages for different works at different times or in different places.) I believe this is all part of artistic license. How wonderful that Mr. Gillick feels the freedom to use Spanish even though it may not be his first language!

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