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Ryan Gander
To stand amongst the elements
and to interpret what one knows

31/01/2016 - 27/03/2016

The work of the British artist Ryan Gander (b.1976) is presented for the first time in a retrospective in Belgium. His work can take on the form of an action, a sculpture, an installation, but also a thought, a promise or an encounter. Ryan Gander likes to play with absurd logic and surprising insights about himself and his surrounding environment. He uses his imagination to challenge, time and again, the expectations of the viewer. Nothing is what one thinks to know, and all his works are like puzzle pieces of which it is feared that ultimately they will never fit together perfectly.

Ryan Gander, To stand amongst the elements and to interpret what one knows, 31.01-27.03.2016 (photo: Rik Vannevel)
Ryan Gander, To stand amongst the elements and to interpret what one knows, 31.01-27.03.2016 (photo: Rik Vannevel)
Ryan Gander, To stand amongst the elements and to interpret what one knows, 31.01-27.03.2016 (photo: Rik Vannevel)
Ryan Gander, To stand amongst the elements and to interpret what one knows, 31.01-27.03.2016 (photo: Rik Vannevel)
Ryan Gander, To stand amongst the elements and to interpret what one knows, 31.01-27.03.2016 (photo: Rik Vannevel)
Ryan Gander, To stand amongst the elements and to interpret what one knows, 31.01-27.03.2016 (photo: Rik Vannevel)
Ryan Gander, To stand amongst the elements and to interpret what one knows, 31.01-27.03.2016 (photo: Rik Vannevel)
Ryan Gander, To stand amongst the elements and to interpret what one knows, 31.01-27.03.2016 (photo: Rik Vannevel)
Ryan Gander, To stand amongst the elements and to interpret what one knows, 31.01-27.03.2016 (photo: Rik Vannevel)
RYAN GANDER Consistent and inconsistent thinking (Off cut bush Leiston September 2014), 2014 © Ryan Gander. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Jack Hems.
RYAN GANDER My Fickle Friend, 2016 © Ryan Gander. Courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper / Johnen Galerie
RYAN GANDER I is...(xii), 2013 © Ryan Gander. Courtesy the artist and Esther Schipper / Johnen Galerie. Photo: Andrea Rossetti
RYAN GANDER I be...(ii), 2015 © Ryan Gander. Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery. Image Jack Hems
RYAN GANDER A very bad thing seen from a different perspective (The pet giraffe of the thief that stole the Hepworth from Dulwich Park), 2015 © Ryan
Ryan Gander, Consistent and inconsistent thinking (Japanese pre-cut off-cuts), 2016, edition (photo: Rik Vannevel)
Ryan Gander, Consistent and inconsistent thinking (Japanese pre-cut off-cuts), 2016, edition (photo: Rik Vannevel)
Ryan Gander, Consistent and inconsistent thinking (Japanese pre-cut off-cuts), 2016, edition (photo: Rik Vannevel)
Ryan Gander, Consistent and inconsistent thinking (Japanese pre-cut off-cuts), 2016, edition (photo: Rik Vannevel)
Ryan Gander, Consistent and inconsistent thinking (Japanese pre-cut off-cuts), 2016, edition (detail) (photo: Rik Vannevel)
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