International conceptual artist Ryan Gander inspires OCAD University community

 

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 5:00am

British conceptual artist Ryan Gander delivered an unconventional public talk at OCAD U on February 23. Bridging comedy and philosophy, the informal presentation titled LAX (Loose Associations X) was sprinkled with critiques of contemporary architecture, consumerist society and other seemingly unrelated topics.  

Gander is on campus for a week as part of OCAD U’s Nomadic Residents program working on a collaborative project with students that explores the idea of enforcing a methodology to create art. The resulting exhibition, Auto-Abstraction and Happenstance in Art Making, opens with a reception on Thursday, February 25, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Ada Slaight Gallery, Level 2, 100 McCaul St., Toronto.

Gander’s residency at OCAD U runs concurrently with a solo exhibition at Scrap Metal Gallery, Creative Play May Entail Some Risk Taking, through May 17.

Nomadic Residents is made possible by the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation. Other partners include the Impact Collective, Scrap Metal Gallery and the Musée d'art contemporain.

Gander is interviewed in CanadianArt.ca.

 

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Artist Ryan Gander seated with students
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 5:00am

British conceptual artist Ryan Gander delivered an unconventional public talk at OCAD U on February 23. Bridging comedy and philosophy, the informal presentation titled LAX (Loose Associations X) was sprinkled with critiques of contemporary architecture, consumerist society and other seemingly unrelated topics.  

Gander is on campus for a week as part of OCAD U’s Nomadic Residents program working on a collaborative project with students that explores the idea of enforcing a methodology to create art. The resulting exhibition, Auto-Abstraction and Happenstance in Art Making, opens with a reception on Thursday, February 25, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Ada Slaight Gallery, Level 2, 100 McCaul St., Toronto.

Gander’s residency at OCAD U runs concurrently with a solo exhibition at Scrap Metal Gallery, Creative Play May Entail Some Risk Taking, through May 17.

Nomadic Residents is made possible by the generous support of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation. Other partners include the Impact Collective, Scrap Metal Gallery and the Musée d'art contemporain.

Gander is interviewed in CanadianArt.ca.