Don’t use the C word
6th April 2016
Tonight on BBC4 another outing with the kind of presenter who is born rather than created; Ryan Gander is a rare talent, not just as the creator of intriguing art that puzzles as much as it entertains, but as one who can actually speak about it on camera in language we can understand.
Watch him explain the changing visual message of the Kyoto Geisha or the martial artiness of the Samurai aesthetic he unearths in Gundam toys, industrial robots and Japanese auto design, and relax; he’s education and entertainment on wheels.
Only one area caused head-scratching. Voice over requires brevity but calling Ryan a Conceptual artist was a simplification too far. I left before the commentary record, so I await the resolution of the issue with bated breath.