Bas Jan Ader’s art career lasted only five years. From to he played out his notions of the weight of gravity in short films that showed. In , artist Bas Jan Ader attempted to sail across the Atlantic. .. Bas Jan Ader : Death is Elsewhere (University of Chicago Press, ). Bas Jan Ader has 25 ratings and 1 review. Tosh said: I think partly due to the deaths of David Bowie and Tony Conrad, I felt great sorrow.

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Mika Rottenberg at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London

Ian Swanson marked it as to-read Jul 12, The people who lent Duchamp money did so knowing that a signed slip of paper was worth more than the amount they were giving the father of Conceptualism to gamble with.

The author tells his tale with sensitivity and insight, his considerable erudition deployed lightly, conveying complex concepts in prose that is clear, elegant and engaging It seems to come down to this simple mapping: Three years prior to his death, Ader started to play the futures market.

Jurg Haller marked it as to-read Sep 14, Place or location is always interesting or important. Nikki Moore rated it liked it Aug 28, Matthew Jesse Jackson, University of Chicago.

Events in Art and Architecture. Visit the CAA Website. The first in-depth study of this enigmatic conceptual artist, Bas Jan Ader is a thoughtful reflection on the necessity of the creative act and its elsewwhere relation to death. Ader was never seen again. Sadly he disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean. Caitlin rated it really liked it Oct 17, Yet whether it was an art deaath or not, only Duchamp knew.


Although the book could have benefited from a greater contextualization of Ader in critical discourses on Conceptual art that emerged on the East Coast in the late s, the appearance of a Los Angeles-centric monograph deserves celebration.

Andy Hayleck rated it really liked it May 16, He was bound for Falmouth, England, on the second leg of a three-part piece titled Deatj Search of the Miraculous. There is something very European about his work. Johanna Wallin marked it as to-read Jan 08, Nohely marked it as to-read Jul 15, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Subscribe to CAA Newsletter.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. The damaged boat was found south of the western tip of Ireland nearly a year later.

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Bas Jan Ader: Death Is Elsewhere, Dumbadze

From to he played out his notions of the weight of gravity in short films that showed him hanging from trees Broken Fall, Organicbiking into an Amsterdam canal Fall 2, Amsterdam or sitting in a chair atop a roof before propelling to the ground Fall 1, Los Angeles. Which sounds crazy, but Ader was an experienced man of the high seas, so if anyone could have done this, he could. Andy marked it as to-read Nov 02, Death Is Elsewhere by Alexander Dumbadze.


Erik Day marked it as to-read Dec 03, Or is the act? The Invention of Art Elseqhere Shiner.

Bas Jan Ader

Elsewherf rated it really liked it Mar 05, Recent Books in the Arts. A lot of work deals with space and falling – meaning that gravity itself pulls you down. Madeline W marked it as to-read Jul 29, The slowed-down 16mm film shows the artist leaning slightly to his right, propelling himself forward; the bss scoots from beneath him and he begins his tumbling descent to the garden below.

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Since his untimely death, Ader has achieved mythic status in the art world as a elsewhege literally willing to die for his art. Hami marked it as to-read Oct 21, David Sankey rated it it was amazing Feb 09, Dumbadze, in a focused, meticulously researched study, zooms in on the years Ader spent in Los Angeles, from towhen the jn was still considered by many to be a cultural outlier.

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