André Cadere
Romanian, 1934-1978
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Towards Infinity: 1965-1980,
Simon Lee Gallery
Towards Infinity: 1965-1980,
Simon Lee Gallery
Josée Bienvenu

Conceptual artist André Cadere strove to remove art from the restrictive structure of museums and galleries. He is best known for his “Barres de bois rond” (round wooden bars) (1970-78) that he would carry on his shoulders to outdoor public spaces and exhibition openings in an effort to question art’s relative relationship to its physical and institutional environment. Visually un-intrusive—adorned only with a simple pattern of painted stripes in a limited color palette—the bars served as both sculptural and performance pieces, opening up the ways in which a person might interact with them.