André Cadere
Round Bar of Wood 1973

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André Cadere 1934–1978
Round Bar of Wood
Barre de bois rond
Date 1973
Medium Painted wood
Dimensions Object: 1550 x 30 x 30 mm
Acquisition Purchased from Ernest T, Paris (General Funds) 2006

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Cadere questioned the traditional boundaries between painting and sculpture by developing a series of wooden bars which can be positioned in varying relations to their surroundings: leaning against the wall, lying on the floor or suspended from wall fixings. He often carried these bars around, even sometimes bringing them – uninvited – into exhibitions of fellow artists. The striped pattern of each of Cadere’s bars follows an idiosyncratic mathematical sequence. However, each one also contains a deliberate anomaly, which makes it harder to decipher the system’s underlying rationale.

April 2009

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