André Cadere


Where can you actually see art? Maybe on a wall, in a nice book, on the internet, in a museum or in a gallery. The Polish artist André Cadere creates something special. He paints single wood pieces and combines them to form colorful sticks. Some are long and stretch pass his head, some are so small that they fit in his pocket.

André takes these portable artworks everywhere: to the city, to the park or to other artists’ exhibitions:

“I can go to the Museum of Modern Art and present my work there without anyone having invited me.”

How cheeky! With these sticks having no front and no back and no upside and downside like a painting, he can place them in many different and unusual ways. He can hang them on the wall, lean them in a corner, put them over a doorframe, leave them or take them back with him.

This is how his sticks but also his way of carrying them become a piece of art itself. Unlike from a painting, this art piece changes constantly and cannot only be found in a gallery. What would you do with such a stick? Paint a cardboard tube (e.g. from wrapping paper) to find out!

DIY idea and photo by Friederike Fankhänel