Coverbild John Bock
John Bock
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Texts by: John Bock
Edited by: Dr. Eva Schmidt, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen
German, English
April 2001 , 124 Pages , 0 Ills.
1mm x 1mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1005-3
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John Bock, who has made quite a name for himself internationally, primarily works with scenic arrangements. His stage-like walk-in sculptures made from fabrics and junk are the backdrop for opulent semi-theatrical and semi-improvised performances. Rural descent, half-baked philosophies and, above all, references to the Vienna actionists are all integrated into his performances, which are more often than not succinctly called "lectures" by the artist. In his sometimes rather acrobatic entries, Bock blends topic fragments from the sciences, arts and everyday life into a highly explosive mixture focussed around the question of the relationship between art and life, society and the individual. This book of collage-like design traces 12 of John Bock´s "lectures" with an abundance of pictures and texts by the artist who is trying to make sense of the world by creating his own. The artist: John Bock, born in 1965 at Gribbohm near Itzehoe. School of Business at the University of Hamburg, followed by studies at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. Numerous exhibitions in galleries and museums, among them the 1999 Venice Biennale. Lives and works in Berlin.
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