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NICC is a social and artistic organisation founded by professional visual artists in order to advocate their rights. NICC functions as a mediator between the artists and the government, art organisations and other actors in the cultural field. By becoming a member you help give a voice to artists.

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Ryan Gander

"The Annotated Reader?"

Nick Lodgers invites Ryan Gander


As part of a year long program with NICC at MUHKA, Gander is invited to share his artistic practice with Antwerp, focusing on his preoccupation with education and annotations.


Annotations to Gander are a way of tracking thought and process. Commonly annotating as a research activity, more recently these marks have become a central focus, being treated as a motif of drawing attention or censorship.


The Annotated Reader (2018 —) is a project that acts as an exhibition-cum-publication in which Gander & critic Jonathan P. Watts invited 281 creative specialists, including contemporary artists, designers, writers, philosophers, institutional founders, musicians and more, to choose a piece of writing that they wish they had been introduced to earlier. Then asked to personally annotate to add a subjective insight into the texts selection. The response brings together multiple writings with a variation of different notations from scribbles to sketches, collages to cartoons, underlining to completely deleting.


As a non-profit project, the mission was to create an free and accessible educational resource that can be used as both a teaching aid for future generations alongside being an archive that captures personal mementos and unique perspectives from a variety of contributors that are at the forefront of our contemporary society. First realized in 2018, it has toured across Europe and North America.