Boiler Room Lecture: Ryan Gander

Tue 2 Jun 2015

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Village Roadshow Theatrette State Library of Victoria Conference Centre 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

MUMA and Monash Art, Design and Architecture (MADA), in association with Australian Centre for Contemporary Art [ACCA] are pleased to co-present a keynote lecture by renowned UK artist Ryan Gander. The lecture will be introduced by Charlotte Day, Director MUMA, and followed by a discussion and Q&A with Hannah Mathews, Associate Curator, ACCA.

Ryan Gander was born in Chester, UK in 1976 and lives and works in London and Suffolk. He has established an international reputation through artworks that materialise in many different forms, including sculpture, film, writing, graphic design, installation and performance. Through associative thought processes that connect the everyday and the esoteric, the overlooked and the commonplace, Gander's work involves a questioning of language and knowledge; 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, encouraging viewers to make their own connections and invent their own narrative in order to solve the charade with its many solutions, staged by the artist.

Gander studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten and the Jan van Eyck Akademie. He has held recent solo exhibitions at Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore; Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester; Frac Ile-de- France / Le Plateau, Paris; Daiwa Press Viewing Room, Hiroshima; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Maison Hermès, Tokyo; and Jörg Johnen Galerie, Berlin. Recent public and group exhibition projects include Art Basel Miami Public Sector, Miami; L'Avenir / Looking Forward, La Biennale de Montréal, Montréal; Inside, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Imagineering, Okayama Castle, Okayama; Art Park Odrupgaard, Ordrupgaard Museum, Copenhagen; Incredibly shiny stuff that doesn't mean anything, Okayama Kyokuto Hospital, Japan; The artists have the keys, 2 Willow Road, London; The Human Factor, Hayward Gallery, London; Unlimited, Art Basel; Esperluette, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel; Locked Room Scenario, commissioned by Artangel, London; ILLUMInations, 54th Venice Biennale; Intervals, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and The Happy Prince, Public Art Fund, New York. Gander's works are held in numerous public and private collections. He is represented by Lisson Gallery, London; Taro Nasu, Japan and gb Agency, Paris.

This lecture coincides with ACCA's major survey exhibition Ryan Gander: Read Only, 4 June – 2 August 2015.

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Boiler Room Lecture: Ryan Gander


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