About the Artwork

This sculpture is made up of thousands of objects to form a large ball: it’s as if the core is magnetic and has attracted all the shiny useless objects that fill a city. The work plays on ideas of public sculpture which normally have a historic legacy or represent the fortitude of an institution or person. In this case, the sculpture has the scale and materiality of a work of ‘significance’ but in actual fact is simply an assortment of things that don’t really mean anything.

Year: 2011

Copyright the artist, courtesy of Lisson Gallery


stainless steel


275 cm diameter

Artist Biography

Ryan Gander

Gander's work often plays on historic paradigms which he then gives a contemporary humour and relevance. He recently exhibited at Documenta 13 in Kassel, D and had solo shows at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, F; Museum Tamayo, Mexico City, MX as well as the Venice Biennale 2011; Lisson Gallery, London, UK and CCA Wattis, San Francisco, USA. In 2011 he exhibited at the Venice Biennale and premiered 'Locked Room' with Artangel in London. He is currently preparing a new body of work for a world-wide touring exhibition which starts in France and travels through N Ireland, UK, America and Canada.