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Av Lars Vilks - 7 maj 2009 12:28

André Cadere (1943-78) Poland


André Cadere was born in Poland, grew up in Romania and, before his early death from cancer in Paris in 1978, was a nomadic presence in the European art world. He was best known for his Barres de bois rond (Round Wooden Bars, 1970–78) – long poles made of coloured wooden cylindrical units. The colours on each rod were arranged according to a system, yet each stick contained one anomaly, confounding attempts to identify the system with ease. His Barres could be positioned in all sorts of relations to their surroundings (on walls, floors, propped between the two and so on), but he would also carry them around a number of outdoor locations and, most famously, into other people’s shows and openings, even when not invited.

Surprisingly Cadere visited Ladonia before the country proclaimed its independency. A rare photo from the 70s shows the artist walking around in Ladonia with one of his famous "Barres".

Another of the Bars is placed in the Tower of the Winds.

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