Monday November 27, 2023
NGV International Clemenger BBDO Auditorium
Ngv International St Kilda Rd
Melbourne, Victoria 3006
Cindi Boychuk & Gabriel Kirley
Language/ Cultural Consultant
Underpinning the work of British conceptual artist Ryan Gander RA OBE is an interest in serendipity and storytelling. His works are reminiscent of a puzzle or pick-a-path story, and encourage audiences to make their own connections or invent their own narratives.
The end, 2020, is the final work in Gander’s trilogy of prophetic, animatronic mice sculptures voiced by his young daughter. Emerging from a hole in the wall to philosophise on some of the biggest questions that face humanity, The end is representative of Gander’s canny ability to connect the everyday and the esoteric in playful yet meaningful ways.
Before seeing Gander’s work, hear the artist speak with NGV Senior Curator Ewan McEoin in an after-hours conversation at NGV about his career and his artistic motivations, and how he hopes audiences will respond to this latest work in the NGV Collection.