Galerie Hervé Bize 17-19 rue Gambetta 54000 Nancy France T 33 (0)383 301 731 - F 33 (0)383 301 717 Du mardi au vendredi de 14h à 18h et sur RDV Le samedi de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h

16-20 juin
Guests opening mardi 15 juin de 11h à 19h
Opening Art Public & Art Unlimited lundi 14 juin, 16h à 19h

André Cadere, solo show, Art Feature
Eric Hattan, Déplacement / Version 2010

La galerie a le plaisir d'annoncer sa première participation à Art Basel.
Elle fait partie des vingt galeries internationales sélectionnées pour le nouveau secteur de la foire baptisé Art Feature qui met l'accent sur l'aspect curatorial du métier de galeriste au travers d'un projet monographique ou un dialogue, voire un ensemble historique de tout premier ordre, c'est le cas du corpus d'œuvres d'André Cadere que nous présenterons.
Cadere cultive probablement aujourd’hui le paradoxe d’être tout à la fois l’un des artistes les plus mythiques de l’Art conceptuel et pourtant l’un de ceux dont la trajectoire demeure finalement encore la plus mystérieuse.
Cela est probablement dû au fait qu’après sa disparition en 1978 à l’âge de 44 ans, seule l’étape ultime de sa démarche incarnée par ces bâtons dénommés barres de bois rond avec lesquelles ils avaient pris l’habitude de se déplacer, a fait depuis l’objet d’expositions ou d’insertions dans des expositions thématiques liées à cette période charnière de l’art contemporain ou lors d’événements tels que la Biennale de Venise l’an passé.
Les œuvres réunies pour Art 41 Basel permettent de considérer comment Cadere a progressivement construit une approche d'ordre systématique au tournant des années 1960 et au début des années 1970, passant d'un rapport bidimensionnel à un mode profondément novateur avec des travaux libérés du mur et instaurant des situations inédites capables de renouveler la nature des relations entre l’œuvre et le spectateur.
Installé sur la Messeplatz à l‘entrée de la foire, semblant déposé à l‘instar des œuvres de Cadere, un réverbère déraciné interroge les passants et amateurs d‘art venus du monde entier.
Avec cette œuvre, signée Eric Hattan et présentée dans la section Art Public, la galerie propose, dans un rapport espace public / espace intérieur, un dialogue subtil et non dépourvu d‘humour avec le solo show d‘André Cadere.
Un numéro de Semaine sera publié spécialement à l'occasion de notre participation à Art 41 Basel.

André Cadere is considered as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His work was mostly based on the use of colours which were organized according to a conceptual logical system.
Cadere was of a strongly disruptive nature (on the artistic scene of the 70's), not only thanks to his creations but also because of his militant attitude. Art Attitude Hervé Bize is delighted to dedicate to him a solo show during Art 41 Basel.
This very occasion will reveal several exceptional pieces from the late 60's to the early 70's. André Cadere had a paradoxical career. Even though he is actually considered as a « mythical » artist in the field of conceptual art, his work remains mysterious to this day. After he suddenly passed away in 1978, he was mostly known to wander with his typical sticks called wooden bars. These polychrome bars were composed by segments of which the diameter equaled their length. These wooden bars were easy to transport, even in places that were not dedicated to art, or places where they would not have been preferred to be seen.
André Cadere’s behaviour used to disturb the rules of the polite (art) society and aimed at questioning our relationship with art. As an example, he came to Basel in 1973, where he discreetly put a wooden bar on a booth where he was of course not invited to do so, alongside Morris Louis' and Robert Indiana's pieces.
While exhibiting Cadere's founding pieces at Art 41 Basel, the gallery not only alludes to this very story but also highlights the growing importance André Cadere still has today and how much his work influences young artists.
This show is also a unique occasion to comprehend the way André Cadere's built his whole thought process. Pieces on display will show how he developed his reasoning from his arrival in Paris in 1967, until the end of his career.
For example, most of the people don't know or often forget that at the beginning, André Cadere worked on paintings close to the Op'art. One of these major pieces, made of overlapping complex painted shapes, is to be exhibited on our booth. A special issue of Semaine, a 16-pages-catalog presenting several unseen documents is to be exceptionally published for the occasion.

In front of the fair, on the Messeplatz, a strange streetlight seems to be uprooted. It seems to have voluntarily been put there, like André Cadere's wooden bars used to be.
Like them, it questions passers-by and art lovers who come from the whole world to visit Art 41 Basel. This piece is made by the Swiss artist Eric Hattan and is presented in the Art public section.
This sculpture-installation echoes with subtlety and humour the solo show the galerie dedicates to André Cadere.