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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Dumbadze, in a focused, meticulously researched study, zooms in on the years Ader spent in Los Angeles, from towhen the city was still considered by many to be a cultural outlier.
Erik Day marked it as to-read Dec 03, Yet Dumbadze goes on to make a persuasive case, bringing a wide variety of artists into his discussion. On one level, he is sort of a Buster Keaton figure, but instead of laughter, his work is profoundly sad. 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.
Julia Prudhomme added it Dec 30, The first in-depth study of this enigmatic conceptual artist, Bas Jan Ader is a thoughtful reflection on the necessity of the creative act and its inescapable relation to death. On one level, it is quite emotional, due deqth his death by being lost in the sea. Andrea rated it really liked it May 23, Sadly he disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Hami marked it as to-read Oct 21, The damaged boat was found south of the western tip of Ireland nearly a year later. But Dumbadze also engages in a more general investigation into the relationship between an artist and his practice, using Ader as the quintessential case study. Refresh and try again.
The author Alexander Dumbadze does eelsewhere excellent job in placing Ader’s work in the context of s America as well as noting the mysterious aspect of his work. Subscribe to CAA Newsletter. Because the text trails off in each subsection rather than coming to a conclusion, this central issue feels perpetually and unsatisfactorily unresolved.
He has documented 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. Dumbadze sometimes speculates too broadly on the meaning behind Ader’s work, but through letters, artwork and interviews by Ader’s contemporaries he illuminates the brief life of an man con-tent to let gravity take him where it would.
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Bas Jan Ader: Death Is Elsewhere by Alexander Dumbadze
This book will be valued by anyone with an interest in Bas Jan Ader or who wishes to understand elsewhree about his profoundly challenging art practice.
Is the film the work? In the final chapter, Dumbadze deftly analyzes the shifting flsewhere of the contemporary art world iz the past forty years to account for the changing level of appreciation for Ader since his death. Trivia About Bas Jan Ader: Want to Read saving…. Outside the USA, see our international sales information. Ader took on this speculative vocation with seriousness and rigor, carefully researching his investments and recording his trades and plans in a notebook.
Recent Books in the Arts. Madeline W marked it as to-read Jul 29, Ader can represent the act of falling, but never recreate it fully — the air, the fear, the thud to the ground, the cold canal — for his audience.
Ian Swanson marked it as to-read Jul 12, Three years prior to his death, Ader started to play the futures market.
Bas Jan Ader: Death Is Elsewhere, Dumbadze
Matthew Jesse Jackson, University of Chicago. No trivia or quizzes yet. Andrew Perchuk, Getty Research Institute. The twenty-four-second film Fall 1, Los Angelesfor example, shows Ader seated on a chair tumbling off the roof of a house, whereas the even eelsewhere Fall 2, Amsterdam portrays the artist atop a bicycle veering into a Dutch canal. For an art project or was it?
He had one foot in Holland, and the other in Los Angeles. David marked it as to-read Jan 30, Lists with This Book. To ask other readers questions about Bas Jan Ader deeath, please sign up. Jasmin rated it it was amazing Aug 22, For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: