Andre Cadere (Polish, 1934-1978) Barre de bois rond A 12003000 1975

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Lot 28
Andre Cadere
(Polish, 1934-1978)
Barre de bois rond A 12003000
1975

US$ 140,000 - 180,000
£ 110,000 - 140,000
Andre Cadere (Polish, 1934-1978)
Barre de bois rond A 12003000
1975

twelve segments of painted wood assemblage

16 3/4 by 1 3/8 in.
42.5 by 3.5 cm.

This work was executed in 1975.

Footnotes

  • This work will be included in the second edition of the catalogue raisonné, and is accompanied by a duplicate of the certificate signed by Mrs Michèle Cadere and dated 2 November 2019.

    We are grateful to Monsieur Hervé Bize for his help in cataloguing this work.

    Provenance
    Galerie MTL, Brussels
    Internationaal Cultureel Centrum (ICC), Anvers
    Private Collection, Aartselaar
    Private Collection, Brussels
    Sale: Christies, Paris, Art d'Après-Guerre et Contemporain, Vente du Soir, 4 June 2019, Lot 16
    Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

    Exhibited
    Anvers, Internationaal Cultureel Centrum (ICC), 26.02.1975-26.02.1976, 1975-1976
    Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Manifeste, 1992, p. 68, illustrated
    Munich, Kunstverein Munchen; Hamberg, Kunstverein Hamburg; Graz, Neue Galerie, André Cadere. Unordnung herstellen. Geschichte einer Arbeit, 1996
    Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, André Cadere, 2018-2019

    Literature
    André Cadere - Histoire d'un travail, Gent 1982, p. 14
    Cornelia Lauf, Bernard Marcelis, Jean-Pierre Criqui, André Cadere. All walks of life, New York 1992, p. 57
    Fabrice Hergott, Karola Grässlin, Astrid Ihle, André Cadere. Peinture sans fin, Baden-Baden 2007, p. 29, illustrated in black and white
    Karola Grässlin, Fabrice Hergott, Alexander Van Grevenstein, André Cadere, Catalogue Raisonné, Cologne 2008, No. A 62., p. 63, illustrated in color


    Andre Cadere was one of the first Conceptual artists to not only break free from the canvas, but to incorporate a commentary on the institutions of the art world into his entire artistic practice. He is best known for his Barres de bois rond, or round wooden bars series, that began in 1970 and continued until his untimely death from cancer at age 44. The colors of the bars on these poles make up a code whereby he changed one unit on each pole, making it a complex code to decipher. Not only did his work challenge the traditional art making practices at the time, he also chose to display these works in unorthodox locations. He most famously placed them into other artist's exhibitions without invitation, but he would even place them in surprising contexts in his own exhibitions. Cadere was more interested in the relationship between the work and it's environment than simply the piece itself, and he considered it an integral part of the experience of the work.

    Barre de bois rond A 12003000 was the sole artwork in Cadere's retrospective exhibition entitled 26.02.1975-26.02.1976, held at ICC in Anvers, Belgium. The title of the exhibition references its duration, as it lasted exactly 365 days. The exhibition was organized as an installation on the exterior of the museum and was intended to provoke a discussion on the idea of what an exhibition could be.
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