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up to and including 24 May 2009

Ryan Gander

‘Heralded as the New Black’ was displayed in the Willem van der Vorm gallery from 21 March and comprised of sixteen works by the British artist Ryan Gander (1976). The gallery is located in the heart of the entrance area.

Ryan Gander wishes to create a dialogue between the viewer and the work, which have references to art history, cinematography and narrative structures. With his objects, installations, texts and films he invited visitors to establish their own connections, to make up their own stories and to generate individual meanings. Gander creates new meanings by bringing together various elements in a variety of combinations at different times within a new context. Gander’s works do not reveal their underlying stories. In a recent interview Gander explained:

‘If you let the spectator discover something on their own terms it holds more significance than it being handed on a plate.’