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Ryan McNamara creates situation-specific works that collectively form an expanded view of participation within art production. His works involve other artists, viewers, and dance professionals as collaborators. He forms a unique social discourse, developing events that break with traditional notions of performance and embrace realism and interaction as necessary aspects of the viewing experience. The participants themselves are central to the primary activity or action and McNamara is the engaged enabler of a situation he has authored with an undefined final outcome. Recent projects include: Survey: Personal Performances, Showroom, MAMA Rotterdam; And Introducing Ryan McNamara, Collectorspace, Istanbul; and To Be Real – performance and performativity, Kunstmuseum Bonn.
Meaghan Kent will moderate New York Practice, a panel discussion with artists Noah Becker, Sue de Beer, and Ryan McNamara. The conversation will focus on each individual’s practice through the lens of the panel’s experiences of living in New York City.read more »