Nomadic Resident: Ryan Gander


Ryan Gander's talk ‘Loose Association X’ sits on the brink between lecture, performance and presentation

 
DateMonday, February 22, 2016 - 5:00am to Friday, February 26, 2016 - 5:00am

Phone

416.977.6000 x3844

Email

dliddington@ocadu.ca

RYAN GANDER: LAX (LOOSE ASSOCIATIONS X)
NOMADIC RESIDENT PUBLIC TALK
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016, 7 P.M.
OCAD UNIVERSITY, 100 MCCAUL STREET
ROOM 190 / AUDITORIUM
Seating is limited!

The talk ‘Loose Association X’ sits on the brink between lecture, performance and presentation. Its format and consistency are reminiscent of an informal conversation amongst friends in a pub, it’s subjects roam aimlessly, linked only by seemingly trivial facts. Incorporating a vast array of linked everyday phenomena, associated with hidden languages and abbreviations. The work attempts to question the use, interpretation and regurgitation of knowledge and information within common educational models.

RYAN GANDER: Auto-Abstraction And Happenstance In Art Making
NOMADIC RESIDENT STUDENT PROJECT EXHIBITION
Opening Reception: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016, 6 – 8 P.M.
**Artist in attendance
ADA SLAIGHT GALLERY
OCAD UNIVERSITY, 100 MCCAUL STREET – 2nd floor

During the residency, Ryan will be working on a collaborative project with students exploring the idea of enforcing a methodology to art making ‘Auto-Abstraction And Happenstance In Art Making’ is about finding systems and devices that exist in the everyday world that create art through happenstance.
About Ryan Gander – Ryan Gander’s complex and unfettered conceptual practice is stimulated by queries, investigations or what-ifs, rather than strict rules or limits. For example, what if a child’s den of sheets were remade in memorialising marble (Tell My Mother not to Worry (ii), 2012)? What if all the pieces in a chess set were remade in Zebra Wood, so that neither side was entirely black nor white (Bauhaus Revisited, 2003)? Gander is a cultural magpie in the widest sense, polymathically taking popular notions apart only to rebuild them in new ways – perhaps by refilming the same ten-second clip 50 times over, as in Man on a Bridge (A study of David Lange), 2008. Language and storytelling play an overarching role in his work, not least in his series of Loose Association lectures or in his attempt to slip a nonsensical, palindromic new word, ‘mitim’, into the English language. Born in Chester in 1976, Ryan lives and works in London. Ryan Gander is represented by Lisson Gallery, London.
(http://www.lissongallery.com/artists/ryan-gander/)

About Nomadic Residents – International Residencies at OCAD University
The Nomadic Residents program was launched in 2006. Residents include Rirkrit Tiravanija (2006) Ann Hamilton (2007), ORLAN (2008), Hal Foster (2009), Adel Abdessemed (2010), Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh (2012), Candice Breitz (2013) and Pedro Reyes (2014). The series continues with the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.
Nomadic Residents aims to inspire and influence the OCAD University community and the public by featuring artists and thinkers from around the world whose work questions issues such as travel, mobility, displacement, dislocation, and homelessness, as well as the speed or instability of modern life. In bringing these innovative and diverse individuals to take up temporary residence at OCAD U, Nomadic Residents joins here to there, the local to the global and the provisional and the permanent.
Ryan Gander’s residency at OCADU is running concurrently with a solo exhibition at Scrap Metal Gallery. Details below:

Creative Play May Entail Some Risk Taking
Scrap Metal Gallery
Opening reception: Monday February 22, 6-8pm, artist in attendance
Exhibition Dates: February 22 to May 17, 2016 www.scrapmetalgallery.com

Nomadic Residents continues with the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation
Special thanks to the Impact Collective, Scrap Metal Gallery, and Musée d'art contemporain

http://www2.ocadu.ca/event/11581/loose-associations-public-talk-by-2016-...

For more information please contact:

Derek Liddington
Coordinator, Impact Exchange
Centre For Emerging Artists and Designers
Sessional Faculty
Faculty of Art
416.977.6000 x3844
dliddington@ocadu.ca

Christine Crosbie
Media Relations Officer, OCAD University
416-977-6000 Ext. 4849 Cell 647-473-7778
ccrosbie@ocadu.ca

http://www.ocadu.ca/
416-977-6000 | WWW.OCADU.CA

DateMonday, February 22, 2016 - 5:00am to Friday, February 26, 2016 - 5:00am

Phone

416.977.6000 x3844

Email

dliddington@ocadu.ca

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RYAN GANDER: LAX (LOOSE ASSOCIATIONS X)
NOMADIC RESIDENT PUBLIC TALK
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016, 7 P.M.
OCAD UNIVERSITY, 100 MCCAUL STREET
ROOM 190 / AUDITORIUM
Seating is limited!

The talk ‘Loose Association X’ sits on the brink between lecture, performance and presentation. Its format and consistency are reminiscent of an informal conversation amongst friends in a pub, it’s subjects roam aimlessly, linked only by seemingly trivial facts. Incorporating a vast array of linked everyday phenomena, associated with hidden languages and abbreviations. The work attempts to question the use, interpretation and regurgitation of knowledge and information within common educational models.

RYAN GANDER: Auto-Abstraction And Happenstance In Art Making
NOMADIC RESIDENT STUDENT PROJECT EXHIBITION
Opening Reception: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016, 6 – 8 P.M.
**Artist in attendance
ADA SLAIGHT GALLERY
OCAD UNIVERSITY, 100 MCCAUL STREET – 2nd floor

During the residency, Ryan will be working on a collaborative project with students exploring the idea of enforcing a methodology to art making ‘Auto-Abstraction And Happenstance In Art Making’ is about finding systems and devices that exist in the everyday world that create art through happenstance.
About Ryan Gander – Ryan Gander’s complex and unfettered conceptual practice is stimulated by queries, investigations or what-ifs, rather than strict rules or limits. For example, what if a child’s den of sheets were remade in memorialising marble (Tell My Mother not to Worry (ii), 2012)? What if all the pieces in a chess set were remade in Zebra Wood, so that neither side was entirely black nor white (Bauhaus Revisited, 2003)? Gander is a cultural magpie in the widest sense, polymathically taking popular notions apart only to rebuild them in new ways – perhaps by refilming the same ten-second clip 50 times over, as in Man on a Bridge (A study of David Lange), 2008. Language and storytelling play an overarching role in his work, not least in his series of Loose Association lectures or in his attempt to slip a nonsensical, palindromic new word, ‘mitim’, into the English language. Born in Chester in 1976, Ryan lives and works in London. Ryan Gander is represented by Lisson Gallery, London.
(http://www.lissongallery.com/artists/ryan-gander/)

About Nomadic Residents – International Residencies at OCAD University
The Nomadic Residents program was launched in 2006. Residents include Rirkrit Tiravanija (2006) Ann Hamilton (2007), ORLAN (2008), Hal Foster (2009), Adel Abdessemed (2010), Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh (2012), Candice Breitz (2013) and Pedro Reyes (2014). The series continues with the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.
Nomadic Residents aims to inspire and influence the OCAD University community and the public by featuring artists and thinkers from around the world whose work questions issues such as travel, mobility, displacement, dislocation, and homelessness, as well as the speed or instability of modern life. In bringing these innovative and diverse individuals to take up temporary residence at OCAD U, Nomadic Residents joins here to there, the local to the global and the provisional and the permanent.
Ryan Gander’s residency at OCADU is running concurrently with a solo exhibition at Scrap Metal Gallery. Details below:

Creative Play May Entail Some Risk Taking
Scrap Metal Gallery
Opening reception: Monday February 22, 6-8pm, artist in attendance
Exhibition Dates: February 22 to May 17, 2016 www.scrapmetalgallery.com

Nomadic Residents continues with the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation
Special thanks to the Impact Collective, Scrap Metal Gallery, and Musée d'art contemporain

http://www2.ocadu.ca/event/11581/loose-associations-public-talk-by-2016-...

For more information please contact:

Derek Liddington
Coordinator, Impact Exchange
Centre For Emerging Artists and Designers
Sessional Faculty
Faculty of Art
416.977.6000 x3844
dliddington@ocadu.ca

Christine Crosbie
Media Relations Officer, OCAD University
416-977-6000 Ext. 4849 Cell 647-473-7778
ccrosbie@ocadu.ca

http://www.ocadu.ca/
416-977-6000 | WWW.OCADU.CA

Email: 
dliddington@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416.977.6000 x3844
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