Sunday, March 22, 2015

Darren Bader at Kölnischer Kunstverein


The impish pranks of Bader's intentionally annoying conceptualism, takes the premise that if we're going to take seriously the idea of dead fire bricks arranged gravenly on floors, or water become tree, then too so we must accept with it its ideological twin, shrimp tossed in a foosball table or muffins arranged. To argue one way or the other the importance of bricks/floor vs shrimp/game is to already enter into Bader's standoff, and lose to the man brilliantly willing to lose everything to win.

See too : Darren Bader at Andrew Kreps