Ryan Gander

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Naked Ladies and More   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Pawel Althamer, Frank Benson, Huma Bhabha, Katharina Fritsch, Ryan Gander, Rachel Harrison, Georg Herold, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jeff Koons, Paul McCarthy, John Miller, Cady Noland, Ugo Rondinone, Thomas Schütte, Yinka Shonibare, Rebecca Warren, Paloma Varga Weisz, Andro Wekua, Cathy Wilkes at Hayward Gallery June 17th, 2014 - September 7th, 2014
Posted 9/2/14
With the world reeling from recent global events that have severely impacted on our collective conscience—the barrage of scenes of manmade destruction, death, and disaster a vivid testimony of the dark side of humanity—visiting at Hayward Gallery was oddly cathartic. Of course, the curators were not prophets, but in bringing together twenty-five years of sculpture through twenty-five artists they have created a perspicacious and timely exhibition that reflects on something primordial: the... [more]
Parcours: Taking Art Basel to the Streets   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Francesco Arena, Darren Bader, Gottfried Bechtold, Pierre Bismuth, Jean-Luc Blanc, Chris Burden, Zeng Fanzhi, Ryan Gander, Mario García Torres, Mark Handforth, Seth Price, Eva Rothschild, Guido van der Werve at Art Basel June 18th, 2014 - June 22nd, 2014
Posted 6/16/14
The (literally, “angle of the three countries”) rises up on the northern end of the Kleinhuningen Port in Basel. It’s a metal pillar, resembling a silver screwed missile, oriented towards the sky and signaling the exact point where three nations—Switzerland, France, Germany—meet together. Basel is a city wedged into the core of Europe; it’s a border town, stuck in the offshoots of Swiss mountains and split in two by an ample bight of the Rhine. It’s a place whose metropolitan identity has been... [more]
More Really Shiny Things That Don’t Mean Anything   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Ryan Gander at Lisson Gallery July 11th, 2012 - August 25th, 2012
Posted 7/17/12
I haven’t written in a while and I’m feeling apprehensive about it. Mainly because I love Ryan Gander’s work, and liked his new exhibition at the Lisson Gallery a lot; and because the Lisson itself to me is still a slightly clinical/cynical space with a supercilious commercial backbite. Gander is in many ways the ideal kind of artist: conceptual without being obtuse, experimental with mode and media, appealing to the eyes and the brain. Though this exhibition, his second solo presentation at... [more]
Collective series: Focus Bruno Munari   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Isabelle Cornaro, Julien Crépieux, Lenka Clayton & Michael Crowe, Robert Filliou, Martino Gamper, Ryan Gander, Mark Geffriaud, Ray Johnson, Chitti Kasemkitvatana, Cyrille Maillot, Bruno Munari, Emilie Parendeau, Bruno Persat, Pratchaya Phinthong, The Play, Chloé Quenum, Clément Rodzielski, Fred Sandback, Mieko Shiomi at Frac Île-de-France, le Plateau December 15th, 2011 - February 26th, 2012
Posted 1/29/12
As the first part of a series of exhibitions devised by Elodie Royer and Yoann Gourmel, guest curators for the 2011-2012 season, the collective exhibition The Feeling of Things takes as its point of departure the work and spirit of the inventor, artist, designer, writer, illustrator, graphic designer and teacher, Bruno Munari, “a Peter Pan with the calibre of a Leonardo”, to borrow Pierre Restany’s words. By shifting and developing, in everyday life, his continuous research into the... [more]
Ryan Gander project with Artangel   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Ryan Gander at Artangel August 30th, 2011 - October 23rd, 2011
Posted 9/18/11
It is a difficult job to critique something without describing it, and it’s difficult to describe Ryan Gander’s Locked Room Scenario without giving the game away; and the blind experience of this project, the latest offering from Artangel, is key to its understanding. And this is what is so wonderfully paradoxical about Gander’s latest concoction – knowledge will ruin the experience, but without it, you won’t be able to join up the dots. It’s one of many interesting questions raised by this... [more]
Ryan Gander   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Ryan Gander at Annet Gelink Gallery April 2nd, 2011 - June 18th, 2011
Posted 5/2/11
Zurich Art Prize-winner Ryan Gander plays with a sort of pop-minimalism that is reminiscent of his fellow Englishman Martin Creed. The former, though, has a more direct and emotional connection to people  - even if at times only in a figurative sense - rather than to things themselves. Gander's solo show at Annet Gelink exemplifies such polarity, with a conceptual approach that spans from a romantic re-reading of known figures to an iconoclastic negation of graphic detail. And, somehow,... [more]
Modernist Squabble   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Ryan Gander at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum October 1st, 2010 - January 9th, 2011
Posted 1/2/11
After surveying Ryan Gander’s Intervals exhibition in the Aye Simon Reading Room at the Guggenheim Museum, I proceeded to take a quick snapshot of the wall text, for later reference. The young security guard sitting in the corner nearby quickly admonished me, stating that it was copyrighted and therefore, I was not allowed. I asked him whether it was actually part of the installation, and as one might imagine, the most banal conversation of “is it art/is it not art” ensued. I wondered if he was... [more]
Group Show   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
Victor Burgin, Ryan Gander, Friederike Hamann, Anna Leader, Uriel Orlow at Campagne Première Berlin July 9th, 2010 - September 18th, 2010
Posted 7/16/10
        Campagne Première is pleased to announce the group show "Hors d'Oeuvre". The exhibition will feature work by Victor Burgin, Ryan Gander, Friederike Hamann, Anna Leader, and Uriel Orlow. The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, July 9 from 6-9pm and will be on view until September 18, 2010. The group exhibition is centred around wordplay with the expression "Hors d'Oeuvre", in the sense of the work before, beyond or outside of a work of art. Is an outside of the work... [more]
Coping is a pleasure  
Ian Brown, Marcus Coates, Alan Currall, Ryan Gander, Johanna Hällsten, Richard Hughes, Francis McKee, Heather and Ivan Morison, Mariele Neudecker, Alex Pearl, PAUL ROONEY, Annika Ström, Richard T. Walker at David Cunningham Projects January 22nd, 2009 - February 28th, 2009
Posted 1/24/09
This show is a lot more fun than the description would have you think.  The large piece in the back room alone is worth a visit to the gallery.  Two huge water-filled heavy glass tanks on tall pedestals each contain a miniature mountain range.  The mountains are covered with minute air bubbles created when the tanks were filled with water.  A bright light above each tank creates reflections of the mountains both within and between the two tanks, which means the piece expands and changes as you... [more]
Boisterous, Engaging and Devastating   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
He An, Francesco Clemente, Ira Cohen, George Condo, Cyprien Gaillard, Ryan Gander, Brion Gysin, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Nancy Holt, Jonathan Horowitz, Jitish Kallat, Hyungkoo Lee, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Lisa Oppenheim, Russell Oxley, John Russell, T.V. Santhosh, Robert Smithson, Mungo Thomson, Guido van de Werve, Banks Violette, Linda Weiss at Royal Academy of Arts December 8th, 2008 - January 19th, 2009
Posted 12/21/08
  Having never been to the Royal Academy of Arts before I was alarmed at quite how unwelcoming the entrance and ticket room is; however, do persevere through the initial battle just to enter the gallery as what lies ahead is a real treat! It is immediately clear that this season of exhibitions and performances is a vivacious accumulation of important artists that are intelligently expanding the parameters of the contemporary art scene. is boisterous, humorous, engaging and emotive. is The... [more]
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