Book launch for Ryan Gander, A Melted Snowman
7 September 2022
Please join us for a book launch at Printed Matter (231 11th Avenue New York, NY 10001) on Friday September 30, 6 – 8pm, to launch a new book by Ryan Gander, A Melted Snowman, designed by David Reinfurt. The artist and designer will be in conversation from 6.30pm, discsussing the themes of the book.
How do we know if a melted snowman ever existed? Was it a rumour? These questions are referenced when considering the last show by Gander in New York at Lisson Gallery in 2020 – These are the markers of our time – staged at a time when the artist himself couldn’t travel to be there in person. Also in the book, curator Katharine Brinson, of the Guggenheim, offers a close reading of Gander’s work, being one of the chosen few to have managed to see the exhibition. Sohrab Mohebbi interviews Gander on the myths and anecdotes that often surround works of art, while Ossian Ward charts the elastic passing of time across the entire practice. A text by Gander that featured in the exhibition in the form of a digital info-totem, entitled Staccato Refractions, runs throughout the book, with other passages of image, colour and text marshalled into place by the designer David Reinfurt.