Ryan Ganderis presenting solo exhibition An exhibition of early works by Ryan Gander at Liverpool’s Cactus,opening July 7 and running August 14.
The show will coincide with much anticipated Liverpool Biennial that opens a few days later on July 9.
There is little information to accompany the exhibition and its title, but we are invited to expect things like conceptual necklaces, a breeze running through a gallery, Gander’s ‘Alchemy Boxes’ where meaning and value is imbued and intertwined with stories and leftover narratives found in objects, and a study of a car in a field full of snow (‘Is This Guilt in You Too – (The Study of a Car in a Field)’, 2005) that looks at the sincerity of interpretation.
Arseny Zhilyaev will be appearing in conversation with Tate Liverpool artistic director Francesco Manacorda at London’s ICA on June 23.
The Moscow and Voronezh-based Russian artist will talk in the lead up to this year’s Liverpool Biennial, running July 6 to October 16, where he will present ‘Last Planet Parade’, a small museological exhibition and stained glass windows in one of the few remaining terraced houses of the once-lively and ethnically diverse area of Granby Four Streets.
Zhilyaev’s work focuses on artistic, political, scientific, and museological histories to “uncover and propose potential futures” and the space between fiction and non-fiction by casting “a revisionist lens” on the heritage of soviet museums and their meaning in relation to the history of Russian Cosmism.
Zhilyaev contributed work to the Rare Earth survey exhibition and catalogue (which aqnb reviewed here) and is an editorial board member of Moscow art magazine, Khudozhestvennyi Zhurnal and a contributor to online publishing and archiving platform e-flux.
casts a revisionist lens on the heritage of soviet museology.
Holder’s work extends across a range of disparate media; she paints and sculpts, but also creates videos and builds installations and manages multiple image streams, exploring the “structures and hierarchies of the technological and natural world” through the various forms and their abstractions.
This exhibition comes as the result a six-month residency Holder completed with Near Now in Nottingham, working with genome scientists and biochemists to research future urban farming methods and commercial fish farming. Holder’s answer is a gallery simulation of an ‘Aquaponics’ system: “a food production method that combines conventional aquaculture with hydroponics”.