Ryan Gander – Artists at 5

A book bringing together about 160 portraits of artists when they were “about” five years old. Artists at 5 aims to take a look at artists’ before they had any realisation of their future selves, taking into account the innocence of childhood alongside Ryan Gander’s preoccupations with the understanding of time, divergent historic potentials, “what-if” para-possible futures and the privilege of hindsight and retrospect. Presented chronologically alongside a date and place in which the photograph was taken, it gives an history of amateur photography across all continents. Starting from the early 20th century to the most recent generation of artists whose photographs were taken in the early 21st Century, the book show also progression in technology and attitudes toward the camera. Ryan Gander has previously edited books such as Artists’ Cocktails (2013) and The Annotated Reader (2018) which gather a range of important creatives under one title. Artists at 5 includes artists such as Alexander Calder, Anicka Yi, Arthur Jafa, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Elliot, Ceal Floyer, Cindy Sherman, Cornelia Parker, Gabriel Kuri, Gary Hume, Holly Hendry, KAWS, Lawrence Weiner, Marcel Broodthaers, Marina Abramović, Olafur Eliasson, Prem Sahib, Ragnar Kjartansson, Richard Deacon, Sarah Morris, Stuart Middleton, Susan Hiller, Uri Aran, and Wolfgang Tillmans.

cm 16,5×22; pp. 368; paperback. Publisher: Editions Mennour, Paris, 2024.

ISBN: 9782914171847 | 2914171846
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A book bringing together about 160 portraits of artists when they were “about” five years old. Artists at 5 aims to take a look at artists’ before they had any realisation of their future selves, taking into account the innocence of childhood alongside Ryan Gander’s preoccupations with the understanding of time, divergent historic potentials, “what-if” para-possible futures and the privilege of hindsight and retrospect. Presented chronologically alongside a date and place in which the photograph was taken, it gives an history of amateur photography across all continents. Starting from the early 20th century to the most recent generation of artists whose photographs were taken in the early 21st Century, the book show also progression in technology and attitudes toward the camera. Ryan Gander has previously edited books such as Artists’ Cocktails (2013) and The Annotated Reader (2018) which gather a range of important creatives under one title. Artists at 5 includes artists such as Alexander Calder, Anicka Yi, Arthur Jafa, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Elliot, Ceal Floyer, Cindy Sherman, Cornelia Parker, Gabriel Kuri, Gary Hume, Holly Hendry, KAWS, Lawrence Weiner, Marcel Broodthaers, Marina Abramović, Olafur Eliasson, Prem Sahib, Ragnar Kjartansson, Richard Deacon, Sarah Morris, Stuart Middleton, Susan Hiller, Uri Aran, and Wolfgang Tillmans.

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