Darren Bader Needs People Named Stephanie, Lisa, Candy, or Caroline in London for an Artwork


Lisa Dwan.


The dependably adventurous Darren Bader, whose sculptures have ranged from two delicious-looking burritos to a person sitting in the passenger seat of a car to a French horn stuffed with guacamole, has a one-week show beginning Monday, September 28, at fig-2 in London, and he needs your help. (Thank you to Art Review’s Twitter account for pointing us to this news.)

As is sometimes the case with Bader, there’s a fair amount to explain, but here’s the basic deal: the show has three works, and one is called Candy Says, Lisa Says, Stephanie Says, Caroline Says. It is titled after those same–named Velvet Underground songs and, I quote, “invites persons having the four eponymous names to come together and say things: to each other, to themselves, to someone via telecommunication, to fig-2 visitors, etc.” So Bader is asking people named Candy, Stephanie, Caroline, and Lisa to go to fig-2 at certain times (details here) to make that happen. There’s no compensation, but there will be “hot drinks and refreshments.” Note that IDs will be checked.

Another work “invites various musicians to form temporary quartets/quintets,” and so fig-2 has put out an open call for instrumentalists of all kinds, from aulochrome players to zither experts. More information is available on fig-2’s website.

And now, those Velvet Underground songs.

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