London

Bas Jan Ader, Farewell to Faraway Friends, 1971, color photograph, 19 3/4 x 23 5/8". © Bas Jan Ader Estate.

Bas Jan Ader, Farewell to Faraway Friends, 1971, color photograph, 19 3/4 x 23 5/8". © Bas Jan Ader Estate.

London

Bas Jan Ader

Camden Art Centre
Arkwright Road
April 28–July 2, 2006

Curated by Jenni Lomax and Sarah Martin

The River Phoenix of Conceptual art, Bas Jan Ader has become the moody favorite of every artist too young to have known of his work in 1975—when he was lost at sea while executing his three-part investigative piece, In Search of the Miraculous—in part because the 1988 Stedelijk Museum retrospective and the 1999 University of California, Irvine show secured his renown. In 2004 Art in America chronicled appearances of new editions that some attributed to the Dutch artist, who, it turned out, had not actually risen from the dead. Comprising some forty works—films, videos, installations, and documentary material—the first full-scale Ader show in the UK is organized by the Camden Arts Centre with Rotterdam’s Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, which will publish a catalogue raisonné that should put to rest any doubts about “new” work, and set the course of Ader’s craft aright.

Travels to the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Aug. 26–Oct. 29.