A major exhibition of work by renowned British conceptual artist, Ryan Gander
Manchester Art Gallery
Thursday 3 July 2014–Sunday 14 September 2014
Make every show like it’s your last was part of an international tour programme which took on a special new form when staged in Manchester, presenting new work and work previously unseen in the UK.
Gander studied in Manchester for his undergraduate degree; the exhibition illustrated his close connection to the city through new work created exclusively for us. It explored two recent themes in Gander’s work; Imagineering and Culturefield. Bringing together various media to highlight the artist’s playful wit, the artworks in this exhibition delved into the relationships between author, work and viewer where the rules are constantly redefined.
BBC2 Culture Show: Ryan Gander – The Art of Everything
Miranda Sawyer enters the imagination of celebrated British conceptual artist Ryan Gander.
Ryan Gander (b. 1976, Chester) lives and works in London and Suffolk. He graduated from the B.A. Interactive Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University in 1999, the Jan van Eyck Academy, Amsterdam in 2000 and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam in 2002. Gander’s work has been shown in institutions worldwide. Recent solo exhibitions include: FRAC île-de-France / Le Plateau (2013); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2012); and Locked Room Scenario, commissioned by Artangel, London (2012). Recent group exhibitions include: the Shanghai Biennale (2012); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012); and the Venice Biennale (2011). Ryan Gander is represented by the Lisson Gallery, London; Gb agency, Paris; Johnen Galerie, Berlin; Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam; and Taro Nasu, Tokyo.
Make everything like it’s your last – Gun, Ryan Gander 2013. Photo: Martin Argroglo
I is… (iv), I is… (v), I is… (vi), Ryan Gander 2013. Photo: Patrick Quayle, Lisson Gallery
Note to self. Rethink everything Ryan Gander 2012. Photo: Diego Berruecos, Museo Tamayo
C++, Ryan Gander 2013. Photo Martin Argyroglo
Imagineering, Ryan Gander 2013 Photo: Martin Argyroglo