AM at the JM

Ryan Gander in Conversation with Jens Hoffmann


Wednesday, September 14, 2016
8 – 9:30 am
Think Coffee, Union Square, 123 4th Ave, NYC

A breakfast salon for the 21st century that takes place in the early hours of the day at Think Coffee, Union Square, hosted by the Jewish Museum. Artist Ryan Gander discusses his recent projects with Jens Hoffmann, Director of Special Exhibitions and Public Programs.

Ryan Gander (b. 1976 Chester, UK) is an artist living and working in London and Suffolk. He has established an international reputation through artworks that materialize in many different forms from sculpture to film, writing, graphic design, installation, performance and more besides. 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, 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.

Recent solo shows have been held at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, BE; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, US; Lisson Gallery, London, UK; Contempory Art Gallery, Vancouver, CA; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, AU; Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore, SG; Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK; Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, MX; TARO NASU, Tokyo, JP; gb agency, Paris. Major projects include Performa 15, New York, US; British Art Show 8, Leeds, UK; Panorama, High Line, New York, US; Imagineering, Okayama Castle, Okayama, JP; The artists have the keys, 2 Willow Road, London, UK; Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, CH; Parcours, Art Basel, Basel, CH; Esperluette, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, G; Locked Room Scenario, commissioned by Artangel, London, UK; ILLUMInations at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale; Intervals at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC, US and The Happy Prince, Public Art Fund, Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, NYC, US.

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Magnus Opus, 2013. Photograph: ©Ryan Gander. Courtesy the artist. Image Martin Argyroglo.