AN EXHIBITION THAT WILL TELL YOU NOTHING ABOUT RYAN GANDER (September 16 - through October 29, 2010)
This exhibition was based loosely on Accenture? (Tenative Title), a 2009 work by Ryan Gander originally exhibited at gb agency in Paris. It coincided with exhibitions of the artist's work in New York, at Doris Freeman Plaza (Public Art Fund) and the Solomon Guggenheim Museum.
Accenture? (Tenative Title) consists of the pieces from a disrupted Scrabble match, left in abandon on a gallery floor. The misrepresentation of the work at Triple Candie includes the Scabble set minus its board, plus the addition of a small number of black objects, among them drywall screws, a rubber Killer Whale, a small tool box, a mini-cassette recorder, and a mirror. The piece was presented in an antique museum case. One of the hinged glass tops was propped open.
About Ryan Gander
Born in 1976, Ryan Gander received his BA from Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom (1999) and has undertaken graduate studies at Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht (2000) and Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (2002), both in The Netherlands. Recent solo exhibitions include G-Tokyo 2010, Mori Art Center Gallery, Tokyo, collaboration with Aurelien Froment, Los Angeles (2010); As it presents itself -- Somewhere vague, Art Unlimited, Basel (2010); It's a right Heath Robinson affair (A stuttering exhibition in two parts), gbAgency and Kadist, Paris (2009); and Heralded as the New Black, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom, and South London Gallery, London (2008-9). He is the recent recipient of the Zurich Art Prize. Ryan Gander lives and works in London.
Above: Ryan Gander, Accenture? (Tentative Title), 2009, installation view at Kadist Art Foundation, Paris
Right: Installation views of "This Exhibition Will Tell You Nothing About Ryan Gander"