Read Only

Ryan Gander
June 4 – August 2, 2015

Ampersand, 2012

 

Exhibition view: Read Only, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2015

 

Photo © Andrew Curtis

Your romanticism, 2014

Bronze
40 cm x 40 cm x 60 cm

 

Exhibition view: Read Only, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2015

Photo ©  Andrew Curtis

Bad Language (The Iconography and abstraction of escapism explored), 2015
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, vinyl
246 cm x 294 cm x 4.9 cm

 

Exhibition view: Read Only, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2015

Photo ©  Andrew Curtis

Man on a bridge - (A study of David Lange), 2008
Digital video
Duration: 16.27 min

 

Exhibition view: Read Only, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2015


Photo ©  Andrew Curtis

Things that mean things and things that look like they mean things, 2008
Digital video
Duration: 26:48 mins

 

Exhibition view: Read Only, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2015


Photo ©  Andrew Curtis

The cold was as three-dimensional as the studio (One work in every size to fill every wall), 2015
Digital print on blue-backed paper
244 cm x 170 cm

 

Exhibition view: Read Only, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2015


Photo ©  Andrew Curtis

It's a Hang! (The things you make they mock you, the things you make they mimic you), 2012
Digital prints on paper
216 cm x 455 cm x 2.6 cm (overall)

 

Exhibition view: Read Only, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2015


Photo ©  Andrew Curtis

Porthole to Culturefield Revisited, 2010

Wood, metal, ribbons, audio

100 x 50 x 40 cm

 

Exhibition view: Read Only, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2015


Photo ©  Andrew Curtis

Read Only

Ryan Gander
The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
June 4 – August 2, 2015
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Through associative thought processes that connect the everyday and the esoteric, the overlooked and the commonplace, Ryan Gander’s works involve a questioning of language and knowledge, and a reinvention of the modes of appearance and creation of an artwork. His work can be reminiscent of a puzzle, a network with multiple connections, the fragments of an embedded story or a huge set of hidden clues to be deciphered. Through these means Gander encourages viewers to make their own connections and invent their own narrative in order to solve the charade staged by the artist in his work.

 

Read Only, curated by ACCA’s Artistic Director Juliana Engberg and Associate Curator Hannah Mathews, will bring together a collection of Gander’s more recent video, installation and mixed-media works. A highlight is the acclaimed Ampersand (2012) comprised of 66 everyday items and works from the artist’s collection, presented on a conveyor belt set on a continuous cycle behind a wall in the gallery.

 

The exhibition will also include works from the 2013 series Pushed into a corner by the logic of my own making along with Two hundred and sixty seven degrees below every kind of zero, 2014 and Porthole to Culturefield Revisited, 2010.

 

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