Spotligt: Ryan Gander
This week for our Spotlight we present Ryan Gander's Y gêm (My neotonic contribution to Modernism), 2017.⠀
Y gêm (My neotonic contribution to Modernism) takes as point of departure a 1918 abstract sculpture by the Belgian Modernist artist George Vantongerloo (b. 1886, Antwerp; d. 1965, Paris). Vantongerloo, who was greatly influenced by his encounter with the Dutch De Stijl movement, pursued his interest in geometrical relationships and algebraic formulas beginning in 1918. Another art historical reference are Pop artist Claes Oldenburg's "soft sculptures" from the early 1960s.⠀
Ryan Gander short-circuits this development by first treating the older master's hard-edged sculpture with a computer program that enlarges the work and rounds angular shapes, before covering it in a thick layer of orange artificial fur balls, transforming the sculpture into a soft, fuzzy and inflated-looking form.⠀
Ryan Gander at SOLID HAUSOnline Exhibition A recorded tour of the exhibition will be available to view on-demand from February 5–26, 2021 www.arts.princeton.edu
Natural and Conventional Signs is an exhibition in which Ryan Gander presents a selection of new works directly guided by his research at Princeton undertaken during his time as a Hodder Fellow (2019-2020) and made during a period of reflection while the world paused amid a global pandemic.
Gander invites an audience into his studio-cum-gallery, Solid Haus in rural Suffolk, a two-hour drive east of London, digitally for the first time. There he has assembled a show in which the works have duality in meaning and utility; subverting the signs, tropes, and markers seen in the everyday world to shine new light on how we position ourselves in relation to the values of time, money, opportunity, attention and privilege.
Live Tour and Zoom Conversation with Ryan GanderFebruary 9, 2021, 12 pm (EST), 6pm (CET)
Live Tour and Zoom Conversation with Ryan Gander and Princeton Program in Visual Arts faculty member David Reinfurt
February 9, 2021, 12 pm (EST), 6pm (CET)
Pre-registration is required
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Art in 2020 - Live Broadcast by Art Basel with Simon Fujiwara and Ryan GanderTuesday, September 22, 2020, 10 AM ET / 4PM CET / 10HKT www.artbasel.comOVR:2020, which opens on September 23, is dedicated to art made in 2020. On the eve of its launch, Art Basel and the Financial Times invite leading artists to discuss their new work, and how their practice has responded to these extraordinary times.Moderator Jan Dalley, Arts Editor, Financial Times, will be joined by Sadie Barnette, Ryan Gander, Ebony G. Patterson and Simon Fujiwara.Register here!
Ryan Gander at Kunsthalle BernKunsthalle Bern, Bern October 19 – December 8, 2019 www.kunsthalle-bern.ch
The title Ryan Gander has chosen for his exhibition asserts an inconceivable temporal dimension. A collaboration over 500 million years? Between man and earth? Is it a look into the past or to the future? “Stone upon Stone upon Fallen Stone”, Lawrence Weiner wrote on the building of the Kunsthalle in 1983. In view of such dimensions, the rich hundred-year history of the Kunsthalle Bern is infinitesimally nothing.
Read more about the exhibition HERE.
Artist Talk with Ryan GanderMerrivale Model Village, Great Yarmuth July 10, 2019, 5.30-7.30 pm www.eventbrite.co.uk
A discussion between Ryan Gander and Will Self about Ryan's 1:12 scale commission for Merrivale Model Village
one-twelfth is a series of 12 annual 1:12 scale public art commissions organised by originalprojects;. Each one will be sited at Merrivale Model Village for one season then sited at a public location within the Borough of Great Yarmouth, creating a trail of miniature artworks exploring ideas of scale, transformation and relationship to place.
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Simon Fujiwara, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Pierre Huyghe and Anri Sala at MO.COMO.CO. – Montpellier Contemporain, Hôtel de Collections, Montpellier June 29 – September 29, 2019 www.moco.art
Coinciding with the inauguration of the Hôtel des Collections on June 29, the MO.CO. unveils the first public presentation of masterpieces from the Ishikawa Collection. This outstanding and relatively recent private collection begun in 2011 by Yasuharu Ishikawa, a Japanese entrepreneur born in 1970 at Okayama, is characterized by exceptional coherence and a Japanese feel that derives primarily from its emphasis on minimal, understated, subtle forms.
The exhibition Intimate Distance, curated by Yuko Hasegawa, Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT) features nearly 30 works by artists such as Simon Fujiwara, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Pierre Huyghe, and Anri Sala.
Artist Talk with Ryan GanderArmory Live Theater on Pier 94 March 9, 2019, 1:00pm www.thearmoryshow.com
On Saturday March 9 at 1pm, Ryan Gander will join the panel discussion Biennials Then and Now during The Armory Show together with Liverpool Biennial director, Sally Tallant, to discuss the relevancy of biennials today.
Apologia della storia - The Historian's Craft with Ryan GanderICA Milano January 24 – March 15, 2019 www.icamilano.it
Works by Ryan Gander will be on view until March 15, 2019, in the group exhibition "Apologia della storia - The Historian's Craft" at the ICA Milano.
Conversation with Ryan GanderLaguna Gloria, The Contemporary Austin September 23, 2017 at 12pm www.thecontemporaryaustin.org
The Contemporary Austin presents new outdoor works by Ryan Gander. On occasion his permanent exhibition The Day to Day Accumulation of Hope, Failure and Ecstasy, the artist and Senior Curator Heather Pesanti will talk about Gander's work, his evasion of visual style, and his voracious practice ranging across styles and forms.
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Ryan Gander: These wings aren't for flyingThe National Museum of Art, Osaka April 29–July 2, 2017 www.nmaogo.jp
Ryan Gander's solo exhibition These wings aren't for flying (April 29 – July 2, 2017) will present approximately 60 new works at the National Museum of Art, Osaka. At the same time, Gander will curate an exhibit made up of works from the museum collection. Using the human tendency to think in comparisons as a premise, Gander will present the works in numerous pairs. Though the pairings will be based on a physical resemblance, they will be derived from different genres and eras.
The Transported Man, with Ceal Floyer, Ryan Gander and Ugo RondinoneBroad Art Museum, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI April 29 – October 22, 2017 www.broadmuseum.msu.edu
Ryan Gander: These wings aren't for flyingThe National Museum of Art, Osaka April 29 – July 2, 2017 www.nmao.go.jp