The RYDER is a new project space for contemporary art launching Wednesday 28th January 2015 on Herald Street in East London. Concealed behind an industrial shutter, the space aims to provide a platform to support emerging and mid-career artists from around the world. During its first year, the exhibition program has had a strong focus on performance, video and installation, complemented by public talks and events to encourage dialogue and critical reflection.
While current critical thinking frames contemporary art predominantly in terms of the multidisciplinary, specialisation is still commonplace. The RYDER bets on diversity, supporting the multiplicity that comes from an increasingly globalised society.