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Primary Time

  • 1974
  • Bas Jan Ader
  • Video, colour, silent
  • 25 min. 47 s.
In the video, Bas Jan Ader arranges flowers – another Dutch national symbol – into bouquets that are exclusively yellow, then red, then blue, but is dissatisfied with each one, as if Mondrian’s radical abstraction could not compete with the simple beauty of a vase of flowers, a subject open to endless variations as fleeting as life itself.

© Adagp, Paris, 2014. Photo © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

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Bas Jan Ader

The short career of Bas Jan Ader, a legendary figure of the 1970s, was marked by a few works, photographs and filmed performances, in which he is both the subject and an object of protocols that examine the physical characteristics of the world – weight – as well as emotions – sadness – in an aesthetic similar to early video art.

Repeated falls, tears and gestures acquire, through tiny actions, an existential value. In 1975 the artist died crossing the Atlantic between the United States and Britain, while undertaking his last performance piece entitled In Search of the Miraculous.

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Paris sans fin

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Majesty

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Hünengrab

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Tacita Dean

Torso

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London Olympics

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Einzelgänger IV

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Wolfgang Tillmans

Lightning Series I-VII

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Presentation Windows

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Tacita Dean

Trois hommes qui marchent I; Trois hommes qui marchent [grand plateau]

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Homme qui pointe

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Weinende Frau

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Cappello per due V

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Acacia e foglie di zucca

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Alberto Giacometti

TV Rodin (Le Penseur)

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Nam June Paik

Tomorrow Everything will be Alright

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Akram Zaatari

Primary Time

Primary Time, 1974

Bas Jan Ader

Le masque rouge

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Annette Messager

Grande Femme II

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Alberto Giacometti

Mes Transports

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Annette Messager

La petite ballerine

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Annette Messager

[Buste d'Homme assis (Lotar III)]

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Alberto Giacometti

Einzelgänger III

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Wolfgang Tillmans

Einzelgänger II

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Wolfgang Tillmans

Berlin

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Wolfgang Tillmans

Haircut

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Wolfgang Tillmans

Your dogs

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Wolfgang Tillmans

Zimmerlinde (Michel)

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Wolfgang Tillmans

Himmelblau

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Wolfgang Tillmans

Copenhagen

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Wolfgang Tillmans

End of winter (a)

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Wolfgang Tillmans

Still Life, Bourne Estate

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Wolfgang Tillmans

Installation Uno

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Wolfgang Tillmans

Installation Dos

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Wolfgang Tillmans

Zombie Rothko

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Rachel Harrison

Even Pricks

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Ed Atkins

Red Curve in Relief

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Ellsworth Kelly

Green Relief

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Ellsworth Kelly

Homme qui chavire

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Alberto Giacometti

Blue Diagonal

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Ellsworth Kelly

Concorde relief

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Ellsworth Kelly

Mann im Matsch

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Thomas Schütte

Lillie

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Thomas Schütte

A=F=L=O=A=T

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Cerith Wyn Evans

Cloud Paintings

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Sigmar Polke

Tête sur tige

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Alberto Giacometti

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Ed Atkins

Charlie don't surf

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Maurizio Cattelan

Cypress

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Joan Mitchell

Sans titre

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Raymond Hains

"Monument" for V. Tatlin

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Dan Flavin

23.2.08 Grauwald

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Gerhard Richter

17.2.08 Grauwald

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Gerhard Richter

Peinture, 290 x 520 cm, 22 Mai 2002

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Pierre Soulages

21.2.08 Grauwald

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Gerhard Richter

9.3.08 Grauwald

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Gerhard Richter

22.2.08 (Grauwald)

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Gerhard Richter

Untitled (for you, Leo, in long respect and affection) 1

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Dan Flavin

29. April '05

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Gerhard Richter

"Monument" for V. Tatlin

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Dan Flavin

Weiss (899-8)

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Gerhard Richter

28.April '05

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Gerhard Richter

1.3.08 Grauwald

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Gerhard Richter

Grau (898-16)

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Gerhard Richter

"Monument" for V. Tatlin

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Dan Flavin

"Monument" for V. Tatlin

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Dan Flavin

4900 Farben

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Gerhard Richter

Pénétrable BBL bleu

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Jesús Rafael Soto

Empreintes de pinceau n°50 à intervalles réguliers de 30 cm

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Niele Toroni

No Room at the End

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Joan Mitchell

Grigio caldo

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Ettore Spalletti

River

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Joan Mitchell

Verso il blu di Prussia

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Procession

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Nick Mauss

Untitled

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Wade Guyton

Tilleul

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Joan Mitchell

Paesaggio, 2

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Ettore Spalletti

Sleeping

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Nick Mauss

Azzurro

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Ettore Spalletti

Black Brook 18

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Alex Katz

Float

Float, 1970

Rober Breer

Grau (899-1)

Grau (899-1), 2006

Gerhard Richter

Hirsch

Hirsch, 1963

Gerhard Richter

Double Motif

Double Motif, 2016

Nick Mauss

Grand écriture noire

Grand écriture noire, 1979

Jesús Rafael Soto

Untitled

Untitled, 2014

Christopher Wool

Untitled

Untitled, 2010

Christopher Wool

Untilted

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Wade Guyton

South

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Joan Mitchell

Draco

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Carl Andre

Alternate Diagonals of March 2, 1964 (To Don Judd)

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Dan Flavin

Relâche n°4

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François Morellet

Untitled

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Albert Oehlen

Two Sunflowers

Two Sunflowers, 1980

Joan Mitchell

Red House 3

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Alex Katz

Peinture aux formes variables

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Constitution IV

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Mark Bradford

Infinity Mirror Room

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Fui

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Auris

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Bernard Frize

16.3.08 Grauwald

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Gerhard Richter

Rumen

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Bernard Frize

Self-defined in five colors

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Joseph Kosuth

Colonna persa nel cielo

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Ettore Spalletti

20.2.08

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Gerhard Richter

Ada 2

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Alex Katz

Untitled

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Nick Mauss

Of Fringes Of

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Nick Mauss

Seestück (leicht bewölkt)

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Gerhard Richter

Grau (334-3)

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Gerhard Richter

Weiss (895-3)

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Gerhard Richter

Wald (3)

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Primary Time

Primary Time, 1974

Bas Jan Ader