Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Lynda Morris. Foreword by Paul Luckraft, Phillip Van den Bossche, Stefan Kalmár. Text by Lynda Morris, Massimo Minini, Barry Barker, André Cadere.
Documenting Cadere, 1972–1978 offers a chronology of André Cadere’s exhibitions, appearances, walks and lectures during the last six years of his life. This major piece of research shifts the focus away from the round bars of wood as objects, and instead focuses on the meanings generated by the printed documents (gallery invitations, notices of lectures and mailings) that record Cadere’s actions and social relationships. These documents come predominantly from two sources, the archive of Lynda Morris and the Herbert Collection in Ghent. The publication contains new translations of lectures given by Cadere; an interview with the artist conducted by Morris in 1976; plus new essays by Morris, and two other figures who worked closely with Cadere, British curator Barry Barker and Italian gallerist Massimo Minini.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Karola Grässlin, Bernard Marcelis, Fabrice Hergott.
Art in America's James Hyde called Polish-born, Paris-based André Cadere (1934-1978), "probably the most important artist of the 1970s whom you've never heard of." When he died at 45, he left behind about 180 segmented wooden "barres."
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Karola Grässlin, Astrid Ihle, Fabrice Hergott. Text by Alexander von Grevenstein, Karola Grässlin, Fabrice Hergott.
This first book in a two-volume set contains documentation of works from 1971 to 1978 by the key Polish-born, Paris-based Minimalist and Conceptualist, André Cadere--who died in 1978 at the age of 45. (The second volume, sold separately, is a catalogue raisonné.) Best known for his 1970s Barres de bois rond, wooden bars made of painted cylindrical segments, Cadere regularly upended the status quo by bringing his staff-like sculptural works to openings for other artists that he admired or was close to, such as Robert Ryman or Barnett Newman--whether he was invited to do so or not. The bars inevitably conveyed such strong presence that they intervened with the shows, simultaneously disturbing and initiating discussions on the system of art. This invaluable reference book is divided into historical exhibition views, invitation cards designed by Cadere and photos and stills of his cult-legendary performances.