previews

  • André Cadere

    Staatliche Kunsthalle
    Lichtentaler Allee 8A
    August 27 - January 6

    Curated by Karola Grässlin

    Nominally the most important and least known French artist of the 1970s, institutional provocateur André Cadere has thus far eluded dominant accounts of European Conceptualism. This retrospective aims to redress that omission by exhibiting a staggering sixty of his signature barres de bois rond—totemic handpainted wooden rods—alongside film and photographic documentation of his promenade-performances, which feature the artist carrying and sometimes depositing the sculpture-paintings into a range of public and art-world sites, usually uninvited. Re-creations of installations made during the artist’s lifetime (he died in 1978) and a presentation of ephemera should help reconnect Cadere’s oeuvre with those of his more celebrated contemporaries, equally invested in undermining the art-world system. Travels to the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Feb. 14–May 25, 2008.