June 2015 cover artist Ryan McGinness has a special 3-day exhibition in conjunction with Art Rotterdam 2016 entitled Art History is Not Liner (Boijmans), running from February 11-13 with Galerie Mandos. From the gallery, "During Art Rotterdam 2016 Galerie Ron Mandos presents an exclusive presentation of Art History Is Not Linear (Boijmans) by the international acclaimed artist Ryan McGinness, at Rotterdam’ newest venue ‘Het Industriegebouw’, just a twenty-minute ride away from the Van Nelle Fabriek."

For Art Rotterdam 2016 Galerie Ron Mandos turns back to its roots in Rotterdam in collaboration with Het Industriegebouw, with an exclusive exhibition of Ryan McGinness 's Art History is not linear. For his ongoing Art History Is Not Linear series, Ryan McGinness (USA, 1972) dives into museum collections from around the world in order to document their artworks and objects into his own work. In 2014 he created these Boijmans series for which he made two hundred sketch drawings based on two hundred objects from the permanent collection of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. The gesture of creating these paintings forces the museum’s collection to fold in on itself. McGinness distils the museum’s collection down to individual units of meanings (symbols) and then rebuilds it in nine new works. Especially for Art Rotterdam five of them are being showed at the Industriegebouw and others can be seen at the fair, in the Galerie Ron Mandos booth.

RYAN MCGINNESS ART HISTORY IS NOT LINEAR (BOIJMANS)
11.02.2016 – 13.02.2016 | 10 am – 18 pm | Free entrance
Location: Het Industriegebouw, Goudsesingel 66, Rotterdam