About the Work
About Playing Cards
Issue 9 of THE THING Quarterly by visual artist Ryan Gander and design collective Europa was released on December 16, 2009. This issue consists of a package of parallel playing cards—printed on both sides.
About the Artist
About Ryan Gander
An artist whose mixed media work is highly conceptual and who constantly challenges himself to work with a wide range of materials, Ryan Gander also ...Read More
An artist whose mixed media work is highly conceptual and who constantly challenges himself to work with a wide range of materials, Ryan Gander also challenges his viewer to engage with his environments instead of playing the "lazy spectator." Often compared to a storyteller, Gander creates evocative installations consisting of photography, sculpture, drawing, and film. Many times, the installations consist of minimal objects that convey a partial narrative containing both fictional and nonfictional elements. The contemporary art viewer traveling through Gander's intriguing exhibition spaces has no choice but to fill in the blanks. The enigmatic visual and sensual experiences reflect the artist's belief in "life being a variety of experiences, and living your life in a way that you don't know what's going to happen." Read Less
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Package of parallel playing cards (card printed on both sides). The cards come with an insert poster and explanation of the project and instructions for a game of parallel black jack.
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This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
This issue comes in four different colors (orange, green, purple and white); however, the cards in all four packages are the same.
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