Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous. Jan Verwoert. One Work Series. Bas Jan Ader disappeared at sea in while attempting to sail from the east coast . May 9, In Search of the Miraculous, the last and most poignant work by the Dutch-born artist Bas Jan Ader, was intended to be a performance in three. In Bas Jan Ader disappeared at sea while trying to sail from the East Coast The fulsome documentation of Ader’s In Search of the Miraculous-a multipart.

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I’m too sad to tell you.

We will never know. Ader apparently held retrograde interests, but he certainly was no reactionary. Bas Jan Ader Art Ltd. Implied in this was a rejection of Romanticism. Laura Cumming on Bas Jan Ader: Metro Pictures, NYC, had a mini – survey of his work during summer, The body of work Jwn left behind is extraordinary, but it isn’t extensive – only a few short films most of which were made in a single weekend plus some photographs and several performance pieces.

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Bas Jan Ader Pliure. Instead it is freedom itself that controls the situation; it is this quality that doomed Ader. Death is Elsewhere in Art in America.

Bas Jan Ader Primary time Installation view: Bas Jan Ader Collection: Color video, U-matic, silent, transferred to DVD. But, after three weeks, radio contact with his boat was lost. His boat, the Ocean Wave, was only a little over 12ft in length, the smallest craft in which such a feat had ever been attempted.


Bas Jan Ader: In Search of the Miraculous

Jan Verwoert discusses all these issues and more in Bas Jan Ader: Before I went to this show, I thought of Ader as a conceptual artist in the mode of Chris Burden and Bruce Nauman, unusual only in that he was such a romantic figure inn young, handsome and melancholic.

His films and photos combine an element of slapstick with an undertow of melancholy. Copley Galleryblogs. Then it will stop. In Ader set sail from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in a one-person sailboat for the second part of his three-piece work, In Search of the Miraculous.

Of love, springing from pain and despondency, agony and death? I can’t remember another exhibition that so completely transformed my understanding of an artist’s work.

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Film 50 great quotes about acting. Accrochage 2 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris.

Meliksetian Briggs is pleased to announce that the Whitney Museum of American Art has acquired Bas Jan Ader’s Study for I’m too sad to tell you three partsfor the museum’s permanent collection. Home Doomed to Be Free.

Xaviera Simmons produces installations, sculptures, photographic, video and performative works. Views Read Edit View history. Click below to see the ArtNews article. Determinism lurks, but it is of a different kind, not something malicious like gravity or potentially random like God.

In the first, he stands in a forest clearing looking directly out at us; in the second, he lies prone on the forest floor. Ader was born inthe son of a Calvinist minister living in northern Holland.

Retrieved from ” https: Suddenly, the adrr in which Ader stands in the forest and then falls down look like a re-enactment of his father’s execution. On the afternoon of July 9,the year-old artist said goodbye to his American wife and set sail from Cape Cod on a solo voyage across the Atlantic. So did Simon Lee Gallery in London. His work was enormously influential, but of limited popular appeal.


The second part would be the record of his Atlantic crossing see addrthe third part a similar night time search somewhere in the Netherlands, again to be recorded in a series of photographs. In a superb documentary film Rene Daalder has made about Ader’s life and work, it is suggested that the act of crossing the Atlantic in such a small boat was another way to lose control, to place himself at the mercy of a force greater than himself.

Bas Jan Ader

In —70 he anonymously published the satirical conceptual art magazine Landslide with his friend William Leavitt. Archived from the original on His book Bas Jan Ader: Bas Jan Ader In search of the miraculous Performance in three parts unfinished Documented by slides, an audio tape, the invitation card to Claire S. Through the sophisticated use of textual and mass-culture sources—outdated music old pop songs, even older sea shanties and obsolete methods of international travel sailing instead of flying —this work critically explores how existential thought and the romantic quest for the sublime might still be relevant.