"Ryan Gander: Catalogue Raisonnable Vol. 1" was conceived by Åbäke as a "reasonable alternative" to a catalogue raisonné for the artist (i.e. a monograph giving a comprehensive and exhaustive catalogue of artworks by an artist). Documenting over 500 works made during a ten-year period, the "Catalogue Raisonnable" is intended to be navigated freely and illogically, in a non-linear fashion by its reader, echoing the "para-possible thinking" and "associative methodologies" on which much of Gander's practice is based. For those readers that wish to draw some logic from its content, it is suggested that the book is navigated through its index.
The "Catalogue Raisonnable" consists of two sections. The first is a complete index/catalogue of the artist's practice, while the second is made up from a collage of by-products, off-cuts, transcriptions, scripts, conversations, and material related to the works in the index.
Born 1976 in Chester, Ryan Gander lives and works in London. His
photographs, films, installations and sculptures draw on multiple layers
of facts and fiction. He has exhibited in the USA and throughout England
Edited by Åbäke, Ryan Gander and Dorothea Strauss.
Texts by Chris Evans
Published with Thea Westreich/Ethan Wagner Publications.
published in August 2010
25,2 x 30,4 cm (hardcover, cloth binding)
368 pages (640 color & 280 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-03764-146-0
EAN : 9783037641460