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.
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.
For more information please contact:
Coordinator, Impact Exchange
Centre For Emerging Artists and Designers
Faculty of Art
Media Relations Officer, OCAD University
416-977-6000 Ext. 4849 Cell 647-473-7778