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'Really Shiny Things That Don’t Mean Anything' is Itself Meaningfu

 - Aug 16, 2012
References: lissongallery & contemporist
Really Shiny Things That Don’t Mean Anything by British artist Ryan Gander is a thought-provoking title for a clever concept. This large, globular sculpture is made up of countless of stainless steel objects. Each object has lost its individual meaning and purpose. Attached to a larger whole, they begin to look more like a ball of junk, showing audiences the uselessness of many items that once was considered necessary and practical.

Currently part of The Fallout of Living exhibition being held at the Lisson Gallery in London, England, the Really Shiny Things That Don’t Mean Anything sculpture is part of a larger whole that represents "the fallout from the moment in an artist’s life when, having become so fluent in visual language, their life and practice have become indistinguishable," according to the gallery.