RYAN GANDER: Auto-Abstraction And Happenstance In Art Making

photo of a tent sculpted of marble
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 11:00pm to Friday, February 26, 2016 - 1:00am

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.

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

 

 

Venue & Address: 
ADA SLAIGHT GALLERY OCAD UNIVERSITY, 100 MCCAUL STREET – 2nd floor

Nomadic Residency public talk - Tania Bruguera: Arte Útil

Photo Tania Bruguera, woman with long brown hair, photo by Hugo Huerta Marin
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Tania Bruguera’s projects apply the aesthetics of art to everyday life. Focusing on the transformation of social affect into political effectiveness, they are intensive interventions into the institutional structure of collective memory, education, and politics.

In her public talk, as part of the Nomadic Residents series, Bruguera will discuss the concept of Arte Útil, a term that, when activated, harnesses the potential of art to shift perspectives and initiate social, political, and cultural change.

Bruguera participated in the Documenta 11 exhibition and also established the Arte de Conducta (Behavior Art) program at Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. Her work has been shown in the 2015 Venice Biennale, at Tate Modern, London, Guggenheim and MoMA, New York, among others. Bruguera has recently opened the Hannah Arendt International Institute for Artivism, in Havana - a school, exhibition space and think thank for activist artists and Cubans.

Born 1968 in Havana, Cuba, Bruguera lives and works in Havana, New York and Cambridge.

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), and Ryan Gander (2016). 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:

Min Sook Lee
Assistant Professor, Art and Social Change
Faculty of Art
minsooklee@faculty.ocadu.ca

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Auditorium, room 190
Cost: 
FREE (Seating is limited, come early.)

Submissions Call: MASK at Gallery 1313

Mask at Gallery 1313
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, September 5, 2008 - 4:00am

Since its creation in 2002, the Love Exhibition has worked to raise awareness about the privilege that surrounds us and our responsibility to support others. Each year, proceeds from the show are used to support community- based organizations that combat violence and encourage self-esteem. Each of us has infinite abilities of kindness and love.

LOVE 2008 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Artwork is to relate to this year_s theme of “Mask”. How do we hide or portray ourselves to others? All artwork must be 8 x 8 inches and ready to hang.
Deadline for submissions is September 5 -23, 2008.

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE:
Your artwork (8 x 8 inches, ready to hang; CV and Artist Statement;contact information; $10 fee for each submission payable to: Lonsdale - Love Show 2008. This year_s proceeds will go towards helping Nomads. Art by street youth receiving support from organizations that help kids find answers. Affiliated with the Love Show, Nomads intends to raise awareness about organizations that help street youth in our city.

Venue & Address: 
Lonsdale Gallery 410 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON
Email: 
theloveshow2008@yahoo.com; info@lonsdalegallery.com