New Collisions in Culturefield

Ryan Gander
September 9 – October 22, 2011

Exhibition view: Ryan Gander, New Collisions in Culturefield, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, 2011

Photo © Jens Ziehe

Exhibition view: Ryan Gander, New Collisions in Culturefield, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, 2011

Photo © Jens Ziehe

A study for English Girls / Foreign Girls, 2011 (back) 
Color photograph
70 x 70 cm

Cutting along a dotted line towards a scissors logo
, 2011 (front) 
Screen print
360 x 300 cm
 

Photo © Jens Ziehe

Styling out of fatigue - Henrietta, (age 9), 2011
Pine wood, acrylic paint, mirrors, plants
95 x 70 x 50 cm

Photo © Jens Ziehe 
Am I naked too?, 2011
Architectural intervention
31,7 x 25 cm

Photo © Jens Ziehe

Image of a lightbulb (LAX), 2011
Flat-screen monitor, grey carpet, light, sound
Duration 01:09:00 

Photo © Jens Ziehe 

Poison is a woman's weapon Watson, 2011
Digital video, silent
1 min, looped

Photo © Jens Ziehe 

Things I have to remember to keep smiling, 2011

Black and white photograph
125 x 125 x 6 cm (framed) 

Photo © Jens Ziehe

The deep roller, 2011 (detail) 
Mixed media 
Dimensions variable

Photo © Jens Ziehe

New Collisions in Culturefield

Ryan Gander
Johnen Galerie, Berlin
September 9 – October 22, 2011
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The art of Ryan Gander calls for his audience to be highly curious, playful and intellectually flexible. His works are visually surprising and attractive and entice the audience to investigate the reason for their allure. By striving to get to the bottom, the viewer gets drawn into a vortex of humorous or serious associations, references and visual or linguistic innuendos that lead into a labyrinth with no end or exit. Rhetorical or formal wit serves as bait, and by engaging further one enters an eerie game of uncertainties and relativizations. Ryan Gander takes his penchant for deconstruction and recombination to extremes and penetrates all aspects of the world, practically the whole spectrum from personal and familiar experiences to the work of his artist colleagues and friends, from art historical references to social and everyday phenomena.

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