German-bordn artist Hans Breder died on Sunday 18 June in Iowa City. Born in Herford in 1935, he studied architecture and painting before moving to New York. He made his first exhibitions at the Richard Feigen Gallery before accepting teaching at the University of Iowa. There, he taught video art and intermediation.
Touch-all, Breder then uses painting, sculpture, performance, music, performance and video for bold staging. Breder then experimented enormously, describing his work as “artistic interventions”. From 1973, the artist returned to photography by inserting mirrors, reflections and frank separations in the captured space. His photographic works will be called “Body / Sculptures”.
In 2000, Breder retired from teaching at the University of Iowa. He devoted himself to his experimental practice of the arts, exploring poetry, music and video.