Bombas Artist Talks. Ryan Gander: Performance Lecture


CATEGORY: Performance lecture
AIMED AT: All audiences
DATE: Friday 22 October, 6pm
MORE INFO: Free until full capacity is reached. Registration is required (you will receive a confirmation email)

Bombas Artist Talks continues with a performance lecture by the artist Ryan Gander at Bombas Gens Centre d’Art, titled LOOSE ASSOCIATIONS: Wretched ’20. This is the debut of the latest performance lecture from a 20 year series written by the artist annually since 2000.


The performance lecture will have a duration of 60 minutes.


Ryan Gander (Chester, UK, 1976 – lives and works in Suffolk and London) is characterised by the diverse ways in which his work materialises: from sculpture, writing, graphic design, installation or performance, to film. Gander connects the everyday with the esoteric, the unnoticed and the everyday, through thought processes that question language and knowledge. With his complex stagings, the artist invites the viewer to make his own associations and invent a narrative of his own: to decipher the hidden clues that appear in the works, a network with multiple connections.

Gander was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to contemporary art. His most recent individual exhibitions have taken place at Space K (Seoul, South Korea, 2021), Lisson Gallery (New York, United States, 2020), Kunsthalle Bern (Switzerland, 2019), Lisson Gallery (Shanghai, China, 2019), Esther Schipper (Berlin, Germany, 2019), 21st Biennale of Sydney (Australia, 2018) or TARO NASU (Tokyo, Japan, 2018). His major projects include the Liverpool Biennial (UK), Performa 15 (New York, USA), Imagineering (Okayama Castle, Okayama, Japan), Esperluette (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France), dOCUMENTA 13 (Kassel, Germany); ILLUMInations at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale (Italy) or “Intervals” at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, USA).


Bombas Artist Talks is a new programmatic line of Bombas Gens Centre d’Art that invites contemporary artists represented in the Per Amor a l’Art Collection -either in the exhibitions or in the art centre’s programme- to give lectures, talks or other informal presentations focused on their work. This cycle is born from the mission of Bombas Gens Centre d’Art to deepen the artists’ approach and to promote, through unique encounters, new ideas and discourses from different disciplines and generations.


Photo credits: Jon Gorrigan © Lavenham Jackets



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