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Bas Jan Ader | Broken Fall (Organic)

October 7, 2011

The mechanism of Bas Jan Ader’s art is gravity or forces outside of his control, to which he succumbs, allowing them to act upon him.  The impossibility of truly transcending existent facts and the longing to connect with the sublime were central to Ader’s projects.  A yearning satiated in 1975 when the tragic romantic hero mysteriously disappeared at sea at the age of 33. 

“I like art that deliberately courts my unease, and deftly skirts what I know in order to get at what I don’t.”

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