"Imagine you’ve missed the last train. Is there one piece of writing that you would want with you for company in the small hours? Perhaps this text transformed your thinking. It might be a mantra continually returned to. Perhaps it is a text you felt should be read by younger generations or that you wish you’d encountered as a student."
In 2018, artist Ryan Gander and critic and writer Jonathan P. Watts invited a range of creatives, artists, academics, writers, musicians, and designers to suggest then annotate a piece of personally meaningful writing. The annotations add a further layer to the texts, demonstrating and suggesting ways of reading, displaying thought, and complicating the relationship between image and text, reading and looking. Gander will discuss the genesis of this book-as-exhibition or exhibition-as-book with Lisson Gallery’s Ossian Ward and with other guest contributors.
Presented by Lisson Gallery on September 20th, 2019. Recording courtesy of Blank Forms.