Whitney Museum

Fruits, Vegetables; Fruit And Vegetable Salad

15 Jan - 17 Feb 2020

Darren Bader
no title, not dated
Fruits, vegetables; fruit and vegetable salad, dimensions variable
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from Sascha S. Bauer and Eleanor Heyman Propp 2015.108. © Darren Bader. Image courtesy the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
FRUITS, VEGETABLES; FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SALAD
15 Jan 2020 - 17 February 2020

For this exhibition, an untitled work by Darren Bader (b. 1978) stands alone in the gallery. Fresh fruits and vegetables—“nature’s impeccable sculpture,” according to Bader—are presented as formal objects on pedestals. Before over-ripening, the produce is removed from the pedestals by museum staff. It is then chopped, sliced, shaved, and diced into a salad, which is served to visitors. The artwork is then refreshed with a new selection of fruits and vegetables.

Salad-making and eating will happen at the following times:
Mondays 3 pm–6 pm, Wednesdays 3 pm–6 pm, Fridays 7:30 pm–10 pm, Sundays 3 pm–6 pm

This exhibition is organized by Christie Mitchell, senior curatorial assistant.