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Otobong Nkanga: We Come from Fire and Return to Fire
London | Otobong Nkanga: We Come from Fire and Return To Fire
Jack Pierson
London | Jack Pierson
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Optical Allusion
New York | Hiroshi Sugimoto: Optical Allusion
Hugh Hayden: Hughmans
New York | Hugh Hayden: Hughmans
Laure Prouvost: Pulled Towards You
Shanghai | Laure Prouvost: Pulled Towards You
Bernard Piffaretti: Je n’ai jamais peint un tableau récent
Los Angeles | Bernard Piffaretti: Je n'ai jamais peint un tableau récent
Christopher Le Brun: Phases of the Moon
Beijing | Christopher Le Brun: Phases of the Moon
Zhao Gang: Carnivore
Beijing | Zhao Gang: Carnivore

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Ryan Gander School of languages (2022)

At Art Basel Unlimited, Lisson is pleased to present Ryan Gander’s School of languages (2022), first shown in his solo exhibition ‘Punto!’ at Lisson Gallery in September, 2023. Gander presents us with a life-sized, animatronic female gorilla, who seems to hide beneath a ubiquitous office desk. A strong odour of damp and urine emanates from behind the office desk, blown by a whirring electronic fan. The animal does not make eye contact with the viewer, but does display a desire to learn, attempting to teach herself to count by using her fingers to notate units. The purpose of her act of recording, whether units of time, currency or an accumulation or decline of another quantity, remains unclear.

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