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Ryan Gander: Earnest Hawker

Feb 6, 2016
10:00 am
637 E. Hyman Ave

To celebrate the final weekend of the exhibitions A Fragile But Marvelous Life and Make every show like it’s your last, the AAM presents a daylong series of performances and interventions.

Ryan Gander: Earnest Hawker
10 AM–5 PM

Channeling Oscar Wilde’s pun of the “earnest Ernest,” Ryan Gander’s Earnest Hawker is a once-successful artist whose name suggests the cheerful antagonism and current status of his character: he attends gallery events for all the right and wrong reasons (and perhaps partly just for the promise of free drinks). Engaging the general public in conversation, Hawker eventually pushes a sale on his unsuspecting listeners. Mingling throughout the day’s events and exhibitions, Gander’s Hawker inhabits countless iterations of the artist’s fictional future self.

To see the full list of events for Performance and Interventions click here.

AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund.

Make every show like it’s your last is funded in part by the AAM National Council.

Earnest Hawker by Ryan Gander. A Performa Commission for Performa 15.

A Fragile But Marvelous Life is supported by the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation for Latin American Art, and funded in part by the AAM National Council.

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund.