Darren Bader (b. 1978) studied filmmaking and art history at NYU. He lives and works in New York. Bader’s conceptual hobbyhorses include: word works, pairings, impossible sculpture, object fetishism, and trash sculptures etc. His exhibitions are often collaborative in nature, exploring and questioning the interconnectedness of seemingly disparate objects through complex (re)arrangements, surprise juxtapositions, and absurd associations.
For this exhibition, an untitled work by Darren Bader stands alone in the gallery. Fresh fruits and vegetables —“nature’s impeccable sculpture,” according to Bader— are presented as formal objects on pedestals. Before over-ripening, the produce is removed from the pedestals by museum staff. It is then chopped, sliced, shaved, and diced into a salad, which is served to visitors. The artwork is then refreshed with a new selection of fruits and vegetables.
Darren Bader “Fruits, vegetables; fruit and vegetable salad”
Date: January 15th to February 17th, 2020
Open: 15:00 – 18:00 (Friday 19:30 – 22:00)
Closed on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Place: Whitney Museum of American Art
Address: 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014
Tel: +1 212 570 3600