NYC Exhibitions. Documenting Cadere: 1972 – 1978. Closes this Sunday, June 23, 2013. Artists Space : Books & Talks. 55 Walker Street
What is painted has no color
What is stiff creeps everywhere
– André Cadere, 1978
André Cadere (born Warsaw, Poland, 1934) was a key figure in an avant-garde generation that contested the nature of the art object and the institutional framework of the art world in the 1970s.
The actions of Cadere centered on appearances with his Barres de Bois Rond – “round bars of wood” made of brightly painted cylindrical units. Although he presented his work in galleries, these appearances at public sites and at the openings of renowned Conceptual artists, constituted a provocative approach towards art’s dependence on context.
rtists Space presents an exhibition curated by art historian and writer Lynda Morris that comprises material produced around Cadere’s actions – documents, photographs, gallery invitations and interviews that span a period from 1972 up to his untimely death in 1978.