Darren Bader – #I am just living to be dying by your side

<em>Darren Bader</em> Antipodes: toiletpaper scrolls dimensions variable (detail) Courtesy the artist and Galleria Franco Noero, Torino Photo: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

Darren Bader Antipodes: toiletpaper scrolls dimensions variable (detail) Courtesy the artist and Galleria Franco Noero, Torino Photo: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

 

Franco Noero presented the exhibition of the New York based artist Darren Bader. We publish below a text where the artist introduces the exhibition.

 

Clarice Lispector* says:
Anyone who lives, knows, even without knowing, that he or she knows
I know words; I know the world. That’s pretty much all I know as far as I know (well, I also know me (which is different than I of course)).
I know (that I know) that other people seem to know too and this usually helps out a lot. But as we idiomize in English, “you never know”.

“People” was my first title for this exhibition. It seemed to have a good tenor to it, but then I realized it had other tenors as well. Hmmm: the world in so many words: perhaps a journey, because journey[s] have a certain tenor too. And then how to name the less known. Why? I don’t know (you know what I mean).
There’s a song named “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)” by a band named Cinderella with words that always speak to me:

All things [sic] come and go; all that’s left are the words
The singer, Tom Kiefer, then lets out a touching/touched whimper-plea:
I can’t let go
In other words, the Grateful Dead begin:
If my words did glow, with the cold [sic] of sunshine
Their plaintive-cum-exultant minstrelsy ending in:
If I knew the way, I would take you home
Followed by words that are not quite words

*Well, Giovanni Pontiero says that she says

Galleria Franco Noero – Via Giulia di Barolo 16/D
February 21 – April 13, 2013 

<em>Darren Bader</em>, ‘#I am just living to be dying by your side’ Installation view, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino.

Darren Bader, ‘#I am just living to be dying by your side’ Installation view, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino.

 

<em>Ah, no nostalgia hurts as much as nostalgia for things that never existed</em> – Pessoa dimensions variable Courtesy the artist and Galleria Franco Noero, Torino Photo: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

Ah, no nostalgia hurts as much as nostalgia for things that never existed – Pessoa dimensions variable Courtesy the artist and Galleria Franco Noero, Torino Photo: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

 

<em>Darren Bader</em>, '#I am just living to be dying by your side', Galleria Franco Noero Antipodes: musical quartets, 2013 (detail) Courtesy the artist and Galleria Franco Noero, Torino Photo: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

Darren Bader, ‘#I am just living to be dying by your side’, Galleria Franco Noero Antipodes: musical quartets, 2013 (detail) Courtesy the artist and Galleria Franco Noero, Torino Photo: Sebastiano Pellion di Persano

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