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Ryan Gander

Peace one day, M16 Project

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"For 2014, curated again by leading contemporary artist Jake Chapman, we are asking artists to use decommissioned M16 assault rifles to produce artwork, thereby continuing the story of taking objects of war and using them in support of peace."





Ryan Gander emerged at the forefront of the international art scene soon after 2000. He recently participated in the Venice Biennial (2011) and in dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel (2012).


His work, according to the principle of associative thinking, involves a questioning of language and knowledge, a reinvention of the modes of appearance and creation of the artwork. His work can be reminiscent of a puzzle, a network with multiple connections, the fragments of an embedded story, a huge set of hidden clues to be deciphered, encouraging viewers to make their own connections and invent their own stories in order to solve the charade with its many solutions, staged by the artist.


Ryan Gander would like to give special thanks to London Bronze Casting for the artwork,

'More than the weight of its shadow', 2014.


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