Passion of Fruit

Passion of Fruit
calendar 28.01.2020

The title of Darren Bader’s new Whitney Museum installation, “Fruits, Vegetables; Fruit and Vegetable Salad” is fully self-explanatory. Through February 17, a vibrant array of produce - a bushy bulb of fennel, exotic elongated grapes, and more - will sit on 40 individual plinths across the museum’s eighth floor. Four times a week, per the artist’s instructions, they’ll be harvested, chopped, and handed out as tiny salads with a side of olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper. The point, in Bader's words, is to highlight “nature’s impeccable sculpture.”