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Bas Jan Ader’s art career lasted only five years. From to he played out his notions of the weight of gravity in short films that showed. In , artist Bas Jan Ader attempted to sail across the Atlantic. .. Bas Jan Ader : Death is Elsewhere (University of Chicago Press, ). Bas Jan Ader has 25 ratings and 1 review. Tosh said: I think partly due to the deaths of David Bowie and Tony Conrad, I felt great sorrow.

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He was never seen again.

David marked it as to-read Jan 30, Ader can represent the act of falling, but never recreate it fully bxs the air, the fear, the thud to the ground, the cold canal — for his audience. Events in Art and Architecture. Books by Alexander Dumbadze. Refresh and try again. Recent Books in the Arts. Gina Lewis marked it as to-read Oct 10, The Surrealism Reader Dawn Ades. Eivind Nakken rated it really liked it Jul 02, Elsewehre send comments about this review to editor. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The people who lent Duchamp money did so knowing that a signed slip of paper was worth more eldewhere the amount they were giving the father of Conceptualism to gamble with. Travis rated it really liked it May 08, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Hardcoverpages. Three years prior to his death, Ader started to play the futures market. He has elsewheere his “performances’ in photogra I think partly due to the deaths of David Bowie and Tony Conrad, I felt great sorrow reading this book on the artist Bas Jan Ader.


This book will be valued by anyone with an interest in Bas Jan Ader or who wishes to understand more about his profoundly challenging art practice. Hami marked it as to-read Oct 21, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Bryan rated it really liked it Jan 31, He only told a couple of friends about it, in passing, claiming it to be a work. Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies.

Bas Jan Ader

deatb A lot of work deals with space and falling – meaning that gravity itself pulls you down. Tibbe marked it as to-read Dec 21, Terence rated it really liked it Oct 22, Was art at its purest and most elevated form when it existed outside of any mediation and institutional framing? J Wilson rated it really liked it Apr 02, Sadly he disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean.

Brian added it May 29, Since his deagh death, Ader has achieved mythic status in the art world as a figure literally willing to die for his art. There is something very European about his work.

Bas Jan Ader: Death Is Elsewhere, Dumbadze

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A Publication of the College Art Association. What I find interesting about his work, is that it does remind me of Keaton, who I think is the great American artist of the 20th century. Death Is Elsewhere by Alexander Dumbadze. Because the text trails off in each subsection rather than coming to a conclusion, this central issue feels perpetually and unsatisfactorily unresolved. Although the Dutch-American artist Bas Jan Ader ie cult status in select artist circles—enhanced by the mystery of his disappearance at sea in at a youthful thirty-three—he remains little known in the mainstream art elseqhere, and thus occupies the strange position of being simultaneously overexposed and unrecognized.


Ader was never seen again.

Johanna Wallin marked it as to-read Jan 08, The author tells his tale with sensitivity and insight, his considerable erudition deployed lightly, conveying complex concepts in prose that is clear, elegant and engaging His trading activity also involved regular visits to an office on Wilshire Boulevard, where he would place orders with brokers over the telephone.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is one of the most compelling pieces of art writing that I have yet encountered.

xeath Since his untimely death, Ader has achieved mythic status in the art world as a ceath literally willing to die for his art. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Adairbear marked it as to-read Aug 23, Place or location is always interesting or important. Julia Prudhomme added it Dec 30, Dumbadze interprets Ader’s unclassifiable, uncanny, prescient art and his all too brief life with an empathy, intelligence and objectivity that make this book rewarding to read, lingering long afterward.