Ryan Gander : New Collisions in Culturefield

09 September – 22 October 2011

Gallery 1

Ryan Gander: Am I naked too?, 2011, 31,7 x 25 cm - 12.5 x 10 in., Architektonischer Eingriff - Architectural intervention
Ryan Gander: Am I naked too?, 2011, 31,7 x 25 cm - 12.5 x 10 in., Architektonischer Eingriff - Architectural intervention
  • Poison is a Woman's Weapon Watson, 2011, 1 min Endlosschleife - looped, Video (stumm) - digital video (silent)
  • Are you naked too?, 2011, 162 x 43,5 x 43,5 cm (Ständer), 22,2 x 35,2 (Zeichnungen) - 64 x 17 x 17 in. (display stand), 9 x 14 in. (drawings), Pastellzeichnungen, Ständer - Drawings (pastel on paper), display stand
  • Cutting along a dotted line towards a scissors logo, 2011, ca. 360 x 300 cm - 143 x 118 in., Siebdruck - Screen print
  • Cutting along a dotted line towards a scissors logo, 2011, ca. 360 x 300 cm - 143 x 118 in., Siebdruck - Screen print
  • Cutting along a dotted line towards a scissors logo, 2011, ca. 360 x 300 cm - 143 x 118 in., Siebdruck - Screen print
  • Am I naked too?, 2011, 31,7 x 25 cm - 12.5 x 10 in., Architektonischer Eingriff - Architectural intervention
  • A study for English girls / Foreign girls, 2011, Diptychon, je 70 x 70 cm - diptych, 27.5 x 27.5 in. each, Fotografie, gerahmt - Framed photograph
  • Things I have to remember to keep smiling, 2011, 120 x 120 cm - 47 x 47 in., SW Foto, gerahmt - B&W photo, framed
  • Image of a light bulb (LAX), 2011, 1h 8m 55s, Endlosschleife - looped, Video, stereo
  • Installationsansicht - installation view
  • Installationsansicht - installation view
  • Installationsansicht - installation view
  • The deep roller, 2011, Maße variabel, Skulptur: 7 x 20 x 20 cm - dimensions variable, sculpture: 2.5 x 8 x 8 in., Programmierbares Lichtsystem, Schokoladenskulptur - Programmable lighting system, chocolate sculpture
  • The deep roller, 2011, Maße variabel, Skulptur: 7 x 20 x 20 cm - dimensions variable, sculpture: 2.5 x 8 x 8 in., Programmierbares Lichtsystem, Schokoladenskulptur - Programmable lighting system, chocolate sculpture
  • Installationsansicht - installation view
  • Installationsansicht - installation view
  • Styling out of fatigue - Oyin (age 9), 2011, ca. 80 x 150 x 150 cm - 31.5 x 59 x 59 in., Kiefernholz, Acrylfarbe, Spiegel, Pfanzen - Pine wood, acrylic paint, mirrors, plants
  • Styling out of fatigue - Ife (age 9), 2011, ca. 80 x 150 x 150 cm - 31.5 x 59 x 59 in., Kiefernholz, Acrylfarbe, Spiegel, Pfanzen - Pine wood, acrylic paint, mirrors, plants
  • Styling out of fatigue - Freddie (age 9), 2011, ca. 80 x 150 x 150 cm - 31.5 x 59 x 59 in., Kiefernholz, Acrylfarbe, Spiegel, Pfanzen - Pine wood, acrylic paint, mirrors, plants
  • Styling out of fatigue - Danny (age 11), 2011, ca. 80 x 150 x 150 cm - 31.5 x 59 x 59 in., Kiefernholz, Acrylfarbe, Spiegel, Pfanzen - Pine wood, acrylic paint, mirrors, plants
  • Styling out of fatigue - Kendra (age 11), 2011, ca. 80 x 150 x 150 cm - 31.5 x 59 x 59 in., Kiefernholz, Acrylfarbe, Spiegel, Pfanzen - Pine wood, acrylic paint, mirrors, plants
  • Styling out of fatigue - Rosie (age 10), 2011, ca. 80 x 150 x 150 cm - 31.5 x 59 x 59 in., Kiefernholz, Acrylfarbe, Spiegel, Pfanzen - Pine wood, acrylic paint, mirrors, plants
  • Styling out of fatigue -  Aatif (age 11), 2011, ca. 80 x 150 x 150 cm - 31.5 x 59 x 59 in., Kiefernholz, Acrylfarbe, Spiegel, Pfanzen - Pine wood, acrylic paint, mirrors, plants
  • Styling out of fatigue - Georgia (age 8), 2011, ca. 80 x 150 x 150 cm - 31.5 x 59 x 59 in., Kiefernholz, Acrylfarbe, Spiegel, Pfanzen - Pine wood, acrylic paint, mirrors, plants
  • Styling out of fatigue - Henrietta (age 9), 2011, ca. 80 x 150 x 150 cm - 31.5 x 59 x 59 in., Kiefernholz, Acrylfarbe, Spiegel, Pfanzen - Pine wood, acrylic paint, mirrors, plants

The art of Ryan Gander (b. 1976, Chester, GB) 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 getting 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 re-combination 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.

Ryan Gander lives and works in London. Solo exhibitions  of his work were shown at important international institutions, among them the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; MUMOK, Vienna; CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco; South London Gallery, Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Villa Arson, Nice and Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich. He won many awards and is also represented at this year’s Biennale di Venezia – Illuminations / Illuminazioni.