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Robert Breer

Robert Breer was born in 1926 in Detroit, he died in 2011 in Tucson.

For fifty years, Robert Breer has eluded labels. His work in different media including sculpture, painting, drawing and film, is characterized by a dialogue between each of these processes.
After Art education at Stanford University, Robert Breer started his career in painting. In 1949 he moved to Paris and began to introduce elements in his paintings which broke with the neo-plastic orthodoxy, introducing free and floating lines. He decided to make a Flipbook of a small painting; this first Flipbook became the basis for his first film in 1952. Since the very begining, his films are not narrative in structure; they include photograms, drawings, collages, sound and photographs. In 1959 Robert Breer decided to cease painting and began making mutoscopes and folioscopes, giving new legibility to those objects, precursor to filmmaking, as real sculptures.
Back to U.S., he settled in New York and exhibited his first moving self-propelled sculptures. They are geometric modules, moving extremly slowly on the ground, almost imperceptibly. These works test the thresholds of perception and challenges the limits of the definition of sculpture, and its new relation with the exhibition space. Robert Breer’s ‘Floats’ reveals an unstable and individual present that is part of acontinual flow. His work puts man at the centre of a changing world that is subjective and ruleless. Robert Breer initiated and participated with E.A.T Group in the American Pavilion for the 1970 Worlds Fair Exhibition in Osaka, Japan.
His first retrospective at the Whitney Museum, New York was held in 1980. Robert Breer has been awarded several times among others in 1969 the Max Ernst Prize at the Oberhausen Film Festival, and in 2005 Stan Brakhage Vision Award in Denver. His film ‘Fuji’, is registered in 2002 in the permanent film collection of the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Paris+ par Art Basel 2023

Art Fair
Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris
October 18-22, 2023

Floating Worlds

Group show including the work of Dove Allouche, Robert Breer, Mark Geffriaud, Tirdad Hashemi, Pratchaya Phinthong, Roman Ondak and Chloé Royer.
gb agency, Paris
October 14 - November 10, 2023

Art Basel, 2023

Art Fair
Messe Basel, Basel
June 13 - 18, 2023

L’œil vérité

Group show including the work of Robert Breer
The Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine
From June 23, 2023

Ridiculously yours!, Art, Awkwardness and Enthusiasm

Group show including the work of Robert Breer and Jirí Kovanda
Deichtorhallen Hamburg: Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg
May 13, 2022 - August 27, 2023

Les figures du vide

Group show including the work of Robert Breer
FRAC Franche Comte, Besançon
June 3 - September, 2023

30 ans de carré d'art

Rehanging of the collection, including the work of Robert Breer and Ryan Gander
Carré d’art-musée d’art contemporain, Nîmes
Spring - Summer, 2023

Dans l'air, les machines volantes

Group show with the work of Robert Breer
Art Explora, Hangar Y, Meudon
March 21 - August 9, 2023

Gribouillage Scarabocchio, de Léonard de Vinci à Cy Twombly

Group show with the work of Robert Breer
École des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris
February 8 - April 30, 2023

Ridiculously yours!, Art, Awkwardness and Enthusiasm

Group show including the work of Robert Breer and Jirí Kovanda
Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
October 13, 2022 - February 25, 2023, extended until April 10, 2023

The Dynamic Eye: Op and Kinetic Art

Touring group show, including the work of Robert Breer
Tate Modern Touring Exhibition, Museum of Art Pudong, Shanghai
September 28, 2022 - March 19, 2023

Robert Breer's animated films

Conference and book release
Cinémathèque québécoise, Québec
September 19-20, 2022

STILL ALIVE - Aichi Triennial

Group show with works by Robert Breer and Roman Ondak
Aichi Triennial, Aichi
July 30 - October 10, 2022

Future Bodies from a Recent Past – Sculpture, Technology, and Bodies

Group show with works by Robert Breer
Museum Brandhorst, Munich
June 2, 2022 - January 13, 2023

Ce devant quoi

A collective exhibition by Yann Sérandour
gb agency, Paris
March 26 - May 7, 2022

Traverser la nuit: works from the collection of Antoine de Galbert

Group show with works by Mac Adams, Robert Breer
MAAT, Lisbon
March 12 - August 8, 2022

SCRIBBLING and DOODLING From Leonardo da Vinci to Cy Twombly

Group show with works by Robert Breer
La Villa Médicis, Rome
March 3 - May 22, 2022

Pierre Bal-Blanc: I GOT UP

Group exhibition
gb agency, Paris
October 19 - November 13, 2021

Art Basel, 2021

Art Fair
Messe Basel, Basel
September 21 - 26, 2021


Group show with works by Robert Breer
Gianni Manhattan, Vienna
September 4 - October 23, 2021

Grand bazar - choix de Jean-Hubert Martin dans la collection Antoine de Galbert

Group show with works by Robert Breer
Château d’Oiron, Oiron
June 27 - October 3, 2021

The Paradox of Stillness: Art, Object, and Performance

Group show with works by Cally Spooner, Robert Breer and Roman Ondak
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
May 15 - Aug 8, 2021

United States of Abstraction: Artistes américains en France, 1946-1964

Group show with works by Robert Breer
Musée d’arts de Nantes
February 12 - May 24, 2021

Robert Breer, TIME OUT

Solo show
Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, Bolzano
September 12, 2020 - July 17, 2021

Activity of Matter

Group show
gb agency, Paris
From November 30th 2019 to January 11th, 2020

Artissima 2019

Art fiere
OVAL Lingoto Fiere, Torino
October 31 - November 3, 2019

Gigantisme, Art & Industrie with Robert Breer

Group show
Grand Large – Hauts-de-France (FRAC) and Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine, Musée de France (LAAC), Dunkerque
May 4, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Robert Breer, Order From Chaos That Includes Chaos

Solo Exhibition
gb agency
from March 9 to May 4, 2019

A vision for painting with Robert Breer

Group show
The Collection of the Fondation. A vision for painting
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
February 20 - August 26, 2019

Robert Breer and Roman Ondak. Arco

Arco, Madrid
Feb 22-26, 2017

Paper stories

Group Exhibition
Level One, gb agency
From December 3rd, 2016 to January 14th, 2017

Robert Breer, Time Flies

Solo Show
The Flying Saucer, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharja
Oct 1st , 2016 - Jan 9, 2017

Robert Breer: Between Cinema and Fixed Imagery

A solo show by Robert Breer
gb agency
From May 19 to July 16, 2016

FIAC 2014

Art Fair
Grand Palais, Paris
23 - 26 October 2014.

New Ways of Doing nothing at Kunsthalle Wien with Robert Breer, Ryan Gander and Jirí Kovanda

Group exhibition
Kunsthalle Wien.
27 June - 12 October 2014.

Frieze, New York, 2014

Frieze Art Fair
New York
May 9-12 2014

Yann Sérandour at M HKA

Group show
M HKA in Antwerpen
Untill May 11, 2014.

El Hotel Eléctrico at M HKA with Robert Breer, Roman Ondak and Yann Sérandour

Group exhibition
M HKA, Antwerpen
21st February - 11th May 2014.

Robert Breer

Solo show
gb agency
September 7 - October 17, 2013

Robert Breer: Clouds

A solo show by Robert Breer
gb agency
From November 20th, 2010 to January 15th, 2011

Nord, Nord-Ouest

Group show
gb agency
From June 25 to July 25, 2009

Cinematic Panorama

Group exhibition
gb agency
From 1 December to 19 January 2008

Time Files

Group show
gb agency
27 January to 10 March 2007

Petites compositions entre amis - Sequence 2

Group exhibition
gb agency
10 September to 29 October 2005

Robert Breer

a solo show by Robert Breer
gb agency
From April 24 to May 29, 2004


Group exhibition
gb agency
13 September to 8 November 2003

Robert Breer

A solo show by Robert Breer
gb agency
From September 8 to October 20, 2001


Group exhibition
gb agency
17 February to 6 March 2001

Books, catalogues, publications and press (selection)

Aichi Triennale 2022: STILL ALIVE, Edited by Aichi Triennale Organizing Committee, released by Kokushokankokai Inc., Japan
United States of Abstraction, Artistes américains en France, 1946-1964, Musée Fabre - Montpellier, Musée d’art - Nantes
The Paradox of Stillness, edited by Vincenzo de Bellis, Walker Art Center Minneapolis
Robert Breer, A à Z’ Light Cone Editions (Book)
Teaching with films, by Holly Willis, Los Angeles Review of books
E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology): Open Ended, edited by Dekosun Park, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA Press, Seoul, South Korea)
Brisante Träume, Die Kunst Der Weltausstellung, Volatile Dreams, Marta Herford Museum
Lessons in Perception, The Avant-Garde Film Maker as Practical Psychologist, Paul Taberham
Les mondes flottants, catalogue Biennale de Lyon
Sur le film, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Editions Macula (pages 278- 290)
E.A.T. Experiments in Art and Technology, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg
A Fragile but marvelous life, Aspen Museum
Fomo, Natasha Marie Luthen, Art Review, Vol 67 # N° 7
Experimental animation, Illusions of Depth and Motion in Robert Breer’s Fuji (1974), Paul Taberham, Animationstudies 2.0
Collections du Mac Val, Musée d’art contemporain du Val de Marne
Robert Breer, Scoli Acosta,
Critics Picks, Joey Tang, Artforum
Live brings art to life, Colin Gleadell, Frieze, (October)
Performance art takes centre stage at Frieze London, Sam Phillips, Royal Academy of Arts
Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art, Andrew V. Uroskie, University of Chicago Press.
ZERO, Countdown to Tomorrow 1950-60’s, Guggenheim Museum Publication
Soleil Politique, Museion, Bolzano
Forms of distancing representative politics and the politics of representation, Mousse Publishing
Cinéma expérimental, l’Abécédaire pour une contre culture, Raphaël Bassan, Yellow Now
New York Times, Roberta Smith (February)
Critic’s Pick, Jason Farago, Artforum, (February)
A search engine for art, Charlotte Burns, Gareth Harris and Cristina Ruiz, The Art Newspaper International Edition, (May)
Robert Breer remue les murs, Eric Loret, Libération, (September)
Robert Breer ou l’illusion du mouvement, Eric Loret, Le Quotidien de l’Art, (October)
New Kunst in Antwerpen, 1958-1962, M HKA 2012
Robert Breer 1926-2011, by Claes Oldenburg, Art Forum (January)
Robert Breer, l’abstraction avant tout, Vincent Noce, Libération, (January)
Breer Hommage Suisse, Bénédicte Ramade, L’oeil # 644
Robert Breer, Bernard Marcelis, ArtPress #375
Robert Breer, Bénédicte Ramade, L’œil #631
Bild für Bild - Film und zeitgenössische Kunst aus der Sammlung des Centre Pompidou, Museum Ostwall, Dortmund
Robert Breer, Frieze, Issue # 136, Laura Hoptman
La Grâce de la nonchalance, Robert Breer, sculptures flottantes, Rozenn Canevet, 02 #57
Thoughts and memories after Robert Breer’s death, blog Ways of seeing, (August)
US artist Robert Breer dies aged 85, BBC news, (August)
Robert Breer has died at age 85, Cartoonselt, (August)
Décès de l’artiste américain Robert Breer,, September)
Experimental animator Robert Breer Dies at 85, Animation magazine, (August)
Robert Breer, avant garde Animator, dies at 84,, (August)
Hommage à Robert Breer, pionnier de l’animation, Kevin Holmes,, (August)
In Memory of Animator Robert Breer, Holly Willis,, (August)
Robert Breer (1926-2011): le mouvement contrepoint des histoires, Élisabeth Lebovici, Le Beau Vice, (August)
Décès de Robert Breer, Elisa Fedeli,, (August)
Remembering Robert Breer and Donald Krim, Daniel Eagan, (September)
RIP Robert Breer, Panic Films at Panic Films, (August)
Robert Breer : la disparition d’une âme flottante, Sophie Mahon,, (August)
Robert Breer, The Telegraph, (August)
Robert Breer obituary, William Fowler,, (September)
Robert Breer Pioneering Experimental Artist Dies At 85, ArtLyst, (August)
Robert Breer, 1926-2011, David Hudson,, (August)
Robert Breer, 1926-2011, New York news, (August)
Robert Breer, 1926-2011, Meta Filter, (August)
Robert Breer, artist known for avant-garde animation, William Grimes,, (August)
Robert Breer Pioneer of Avant-Garde Animation, Dies at 84, William Grimes, New York, (August)
US artist Robert Breer dies aged 85, Zambezi fm radio: 107,7FM, (August)
Robert Breer, Sculptures flottantes, Jêrome Dupeyrat, Printemps 2011
Everything Goes, An interview with Robert Breer, Michelle Kuo, Artforum, (November)
Engineering Uncertainty, Simone Menegoi, Kaléidoscope, Issue # 5
Le Mouvement. Du cinéma à la cinétique, Tinguely Museum, Basel
New Realisms: 1957-1962. Object Strategies Between Readymade and Spectacle, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Vente d’artistes inclassables, Roxana Azimi, Le Monde
Aconversation between Robert Breer and Mark Geffriaud, Art Basel
First Stop on the Super Highway, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul
Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
A Mancha Humana/ The Human Stain, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela
CHHTTT… Le Merveilleux dans l’Art Contemporain: 2ème volet, Crac Alsace
37 ème du Film Festival international de Rotterdam
Du Machinique et du Vivant , Régis Durand, La Réserve, Pacy sur Eure
Poor Thing, Kunsthalle, Basel
Collection Art Contemporain, La collection du Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris
 Possible Words, edited by Adam Pugh, Aurora 2007
The films of Robert Breer, Fred Camper, Aurora
Un coup de pouce au cinéma de poche, Martine Valo, Le Monde 2, n°160
Animation Studies - Animated Dialogue, Performing a traumatic Effect, Dyrk de Bruyn
Robert Breer Interviewed by David Curtis Cinema City, Norwich UK, (November)
Robert Breer, Films, Floats & Panoramas, Editions de l’oeil
Le mouvement des images, Musée d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
L’Essor Savoyard n°14, Exposition Musée du Château d’Annecy, Régine Rémond
Willa Warszawa, Rastern edition
Daumen Kino, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
Robert Breer, Jean-Max Colard, Les Inrockuptibles, Issue # 549, (June)
Robert Breer, Déplacements furtifs, Fabienne Fulchéri, Artea, Issue # 20, (July)
L’œil Moteur, Art Optique et Cinétique, 1950-1975, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg
Critic’s Picks : Robert Breer, Vivian Rehberg, Artforum (May)
Sculpture de la glisse, Judicaël Lavrador, Les Inrockuptibles, Issue # 441
Carnegie International, New York Times, (April)
Genesis Sculpture Experience #1, Domaine Pommery, Reims / Beaux Arts Magazine
2004 Carnegie International, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
KG Hulten Collection, Stockholm, Ottowa Film Festival
Links, gb agency, by Pierre Juhasz,
Mouvements de Fonds, Les Cahiers du FNAC, #5,  Centre de la vieille Charité, M.A.C
Slow Motion…, Thomas Clerc, Magasine 02, N°28
Modernism wasn’t so American after all, Michael Kimmelman, NewYork Times, (July)
Beyond Geometry : Experiments in Form, 1940-1970, County Museum, Los Angeles
A Global Cacophony, Cristopher Knight, L.A. Times
Re Creation : Films by Robert Breer, New Zealand Film Festival
French Collection, Les Cahiers di Fnac, #2, Mamco Genève
Seeing, Watching, Filming, screenings ‘A Man and his Dog Out For Air’ and ‘What Goes Up ?’, 33rd International Film Festival, Rotterdam
Robert Breer : gb agency, Guitemie Maldonado, Artforum (January)
Promenade, … exposition Links, Damien Sausset, Art Press, N° 296
Inside the Sixties, Véronique d’Auzac de Lamartine, Kunst-Bulletin
E-motion, Jean-Michel Bouhours, Rétrospective des films de Robert Breer, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne
Inside the Sixties: GP 1.2.3, Musée Cantonnal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne
Dessins, projection de films, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes
ça bouge tout seul !, Alexis Vaillant, Kunst-Bulletin,
Robert Breer, Une armée flottante, Françoise-Aline Blain, Beaux-Arts Magazine, Issue # 208
Les années Pop, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Promenade… Robert Breer, gb agency, Charles-Arthur Boyer, Art Press, N° 273
Animations : The Animated Reflex, Karyn Riegel, Journal d’exposition P.S.1 MoMA
Projections E-Motion, Hommage à Robert Breer, E. Lequeux, Aden-Le Monde
Jeune, Dure et Pure !, Editions Cinémathèque Française and Editions Mazzotta
Robert Breer, AC Project Room, Frazer Ward, Frieze Magazine, Issue # 55
Robert Breer at Staff USA, Sid Sachs, Art in America, (October)
Robert Breer: Staff USA, Roberta Smith, The New York Times, (January)
Hommage à Robert Breer, Cinémathèque Française, Paris
Robert Breer, Johnson, The New York Times, (June)
Breer on Breer, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Experimental Animator Robert Breer Comes to Campus, Jason Haas, The Wesleyan, (March)
 virtual shows, Nicolas Bourriaud, Documents sur L’art, n°12,
Robert Breer, Jennifer Burford ; Editions Paris expérimental and RE-Voir
Robert Breer : un atypique de l’avant-garde, Raphaël Bassan, Bref Magazine, N°40, (Spring)
Oops, Le Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble; l’Elac, Espace Lausannois d’Art Contemporain, Lausanne.
Eloge du Cinéma experimental, Dominique Noguez, Paris Expérimental.
Kunst im Aubruch, Abstraktion zwischen 1945 und 1959, Wilhelm Hack-Museum Ludwighafen am Rhein
Scratch Book 83/98
Vers une Radicalisation du mouvement et de la continuité. Robert Breer, peintre sculpteur et cinéaste, Jennifer Burford, Presses Universitaire du Septentrion, Villeneuve d’Ascq
On Visible Strings: Films by Robert Breer, Fred Camper, Chicago Reader, (June)
The Exploding Eye, Wheeler W. Dixon, State University of New York Press
L’art du Mouvement, 1919-1996, Collection Cinématographique, Patrick de Haas, Jean-Michel Bouhours, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris
Beat Culture and the New America 1950-1965, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Film Image, Electronic Image: The Construction of Abstraction 1960-1990, John Hanhardt, Visible Language, vol 29 #2
Un Nouveau Cinema Américain 1959-1971, Paris Experimental / Classiques de l’Avant-Garde, Dominique Noguez, Ciné-Journal
Robert Breer, A Painter in Paris 1949-1959, Billy Kluver and Julie Martin, Galerie 1900-2000, Paris
Rolf Ricke, Festschrift, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln
But First a Little Ru-Ru: An Interview by Robert Breer, The Velvet Light Trap, (Fall)
Recent Films, by Scott McDonald
Cartoons, Marsilio Editori, by Gianalberto Bendazzi
Award for Independent Film and Video Artists, The Maya Deren, The American Film Institute
The Avant - Garde Film, A reader of Theory and Criticism, Edited by P. Adams Sitney
How much pleasure for her Majesty ?, The Independent, (March)
Etch-a-Sketch, Katherine Dieckmann, Voice, (January)
Large ideas in small frames, Chris Farlekas, The Times Herald Record , (November)
Trial Balloons, Ear Magazine, (Fall)
Whitney Biennal, Whitney Museum of Art, New York
The international Directory of films and filmakers, Vol 2, Chicago St James Press
Robert Breer: Five Dime Animator, Television Film, produced by Largedoor Ltd. and Channel 4 London
Interview with Robert Breer, Yann Beauvais, Scratch, (April)
Five and dime animator, a complete retrospective in context, ICA
Retrospective, Whitney Museum of Art, New York
Circles of Confusion Film Photography Video Texts 1968-1980, Visual Studies
Workshop New York, by Hollis Frampton (Foreword by Annette Michelson)
A Man and His Dog Out for Air by Robert Breer, MCC Staff, Young Viewers, Vol 5, (Summer)
Robert Breer: Fuji 77, LMNO and TZ, Fred Camper, 10 Years of Living Cinema, (Oct-Nov)
Millenium film Workshop by Fred Camper, reprinted from audio brandon films
Whitney Biennal, Whintey Museum of Art, New York
Robert Breer, Whitney Museum, Amy Taubin, ArtForum, (September)
Robert Breer’s Animated World, J. Hoberman, American Films, (September)
Robert Breer, a filmmakers filming monograph, Sandy Moore, Minneapolis Walker Art Center
30 ans de Cinema Experimental en France, Dominique Noguez
Robert Breer, Jim Trainor, Upstart, Barnard and Columbia colleges,
On a Breer Day, Amy Taubin, The Soho News, (May)
Breer’s Happy Images, Richard Huntington, Buffalo Courrier Express, (October)
Triekfilm, Chicago Art Institute
Frames of mind, Television Film: Produced by NET
The Other Cinema, Stretching the limits review, Noel Carroll, The Soho Weekly News, (January)
Film as Film, Brigit Hein, Arts council of Great Britain
Éloge du Cinéma Experimental, Dominique Noguez, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Robert Breer’s LMNO, Elena Simon Pinto, Millenium Film Journal, (Summer/Fall)
Robert Breer, Larry Jordan and Harry Smith, Eric Sherman, Flilmex, Los Angeles Art Film Expo program
Robert Breer: A Study of His Work in the Context of the Modernist Tradition, Lois Mendelson, N.Y.U. Department of Cinema Studies, (October)
Serious Business Company, Warren Bass
Beauty In A Gesture: The Films of Breer, Marian Keane, The Thousand Eyes
A Long Last Breer, Amy Taubin, The Soho Weekly News, (April)
A Mixed Bag Of Tricks, J; Hobermann, Village Voice, (January)
Whitney Biennal, Whitney Museum of Art, New York
Paris-New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris
New American Filmmakers, John Hanhardt, New York Whitney Museum
Melba, #2,January, Paris
Program, New York Museum of Modern Art, Film Department,
Notes de Paris 1949-1959, by Robert Breer, Centre Georges Pompidou
Films by Robert Breer, D.C., Art+Cinema, Vol II, #2, Visual Ressource Inc
University Film Study Center (newsletter), Independent, (October)
Talking with Robert Breer, Lucy Fischer
Animated Dissection, Fred Camper, The Soho Weekly News, (May)
Experimental Animation, by Robert Russett, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co.
A History of the American Avant-Garde Cinema, John Hanhardt, The American Federation of Art New York
Une Histoire du Cinema, Peter Kubelka, Centre Georges Pompidou
The avant-garde of the seventies, Amos Vogel, Film Comment, vol 11 n 3, (May-June)
Avant Garde Film, (Homage to Robert Breer), Lucy Fischer, The Soho Weekly News, (April)
Films of Robert Breer, Karen Cooper, Film Forum, Program notes, (March)
Robert Breer, Art Report, Summer
Gulls and Buoys, an Introduction to the remarkable range of pleasures available from the films of Robert Breer, Scott Hamen, Afterimage
New Forms in Film, Montreux, Annette Michelson
An Interview with Robert Breer, P. Adams Sitney and Jonas Mekas, Film Culture, (Spring)
Intellectual Cinema: A Reconsideration, Annette Michelson, Yale University Art Gallery Catalogue, (April May)
Catalogue: Whitney Biennal, Whitney Museum of Art, New York
The Avant-Garde Film, A Reader of Theory and Criticism, New York, Oxford University, by P. Adams Sitney
Eds. Pavilion, Billy Kluver, Barbara Rose and Julie Martin
Robert Breer at Bonino Gallery, H.R., Artnews, (January)
VIIe Biennale des Jeunes, Musée d’art Moderne de la ville de Paris
Robert Breer, Bonino Gallery, New York
Whitney Biennal, Whitney Museum of Art, New York
New York Letter, Carter Ratcliffe, Art international, (January)
Experimental Cinema. A Fifty year Evolution, David Curtis, Studio Vista London, Universe New York
Art and the Artists, Emily Genauer, New York Post, (March)
Occhio Mio Dio. Il New American Cinema, Alfredo Leonardi, Feltrinelli, Milano
The Underground Film, Sheldon Renan, Studio Vista London
New York après le Pop’Art: C.Oldenburg et R.Breer, Franck Jotterand
The New Yorker, XLVI Oct 3, Onward and Upward with the Arts, by Calvin Tomkins
Robert Breer, 93 Floats, Galerie Bonino, New York
Kinetics, Hayward Gallery, London
Expo ‘70, curated by Experiments in Art and Technology, Pepsi Cola Pavilion, Exposition Universelle Osaka
Robert Breer to be shown in Museum Garden, The Museum of Modern Art, (August)
Cineprobe, Donald Richie, New York Museum of Modern Art, (October)
Movie Journal, Jonas Mekas, The Village Voice, (April)
The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age, Pontus Hulten, New York Museum of Modern Art
Art of Time: New York, Michael Kirby, EP Dutton
Prix Femme de Max Ernst 1966, Eva Hoffmann, Kurzfilmtage, (April)
The Experience of Kinesis, Michael Kirby, Art News, (February)
Erlosung vom Sockel, Der Spiegel, (March)
The Machine, New York Museum of Modern Art
Robert Breer, Galerie Bonino, Paris
Icons and Image of the Sixties, Nicolas Calas
USA Barock-Minima Das Modern Art Museum, Yvonne Hagen, Neue Kunst, (June)
The Young Film-maker, Elodie Osborne, Art in America, (Jan-Feb)
Minimal Art, Gregory Battcock, EP Dutton
Motionless Motion, Harris Rosenstein, ArtNews, (November)
Robert Breer, More Floats Galerie Bonino, New York
Exchange Show, New York Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Museum of Modern Art
Light Art, Nan Piene, Art in America, (May-June)
Four Artists as Film-Makers, Adrienne Mancia and Willard Van Dyke, Art in America
The New American Cinema, Gregory Battcock, EP Dutton
Animation in the Cinema, Ralph Stephenson, Zwemmer, London
A Wet Moore, A dry Armada, Grace Glueck, The NewYork Times, (February)
Kinetic And Programmed Art
Robert Breer, Floats, Galerie Bonino, New York
Film and Radical Aspirations, Annette Michelson, Film Culture, (Fall)
Breer at Bonino Gallery, A Review, by William Berkson, Arts XL, (April)
A Montage of Theories, Mc Cann Dutton, Richard Dyer
Direction in Kinetic Sculpture
The Non-Rational Tradition in Modern Art, Ashton Dore, Studio International, (April)
Breer at Bonino Gallery, Donald Judd, Arts, (February)
Robert Breer, Constructions and Films, Alan Solomon, Bonino Gallery
Les Cahiers du Cinéma, (February)
Hard Center, Nicolas and Elena Calas, Gallery Thibaut, New York
Animations, Film Quarterly
The Animals in New York: Keep on Truckin’ Mama, Truckin’ my Blues Away, Sally Kempton, Village Voice, (September)
The Phoenix and The Roadrunner, Robert Benayoun, Film Quarterly, (Spring)
Art / 1963, A New Vocabulary, Arts Council of Philadelphia
Annecy, A.S Labarthe, Les Cahiers du Cinéma
A Statement, Robert Breer, Film Culture, (Summer)
Une Nouvelle Notion de Continuité: Entretien avec Robert Breer, Guy L. Coté, Positif, Issue # 54-55
Interview with Robert Breer, Guy L. Coté, Film Culture
Art 1963 a new vocabulary, Billy Kluver, Philadelphia Arts Council of the YM/YWHA
Robert Breer, Film Quarterly, Vol 14
One Two Films, Robert Breer, Film Culture
Images by Images, Cats, Jamestown Balooes, A Man and His Dog Out For Air, Noel Burch, Film Quarterly, Vol XII,
Libre Cinéma, Journal Radio television Cinema, Paris, (March)
Images in Motion, a painter’s note on cinema, by Robert Breer, The Louisvillian
An Introduction to the American Underground Film, Renan Sheldon, EP. Dutton
Ecran du séminaire des arts, Palais des beaux arts de Bruxelles, Paul Davay
Art and Artists, Barbara Butler, New York Herald Tribune Paris edition, (October)
Robert Breer, The American Students and Art Center, Oct, Michel Seuphor
Brussels: Palais des Beaux Arts ,R. V Grindertael, Les Beaux Arts, (January)
A la Galerie Aujourd’hui Robert Breer, by R.V.G
Le Mouvement, Galerie Denise René, Paris
Le Mouvement, Galerie Denise René and La Cinémathèque Francaise, Roger Bordier
BAERTLING BITRAN BREER, Galerie Denise René, by Pontus Hulten
New York Herald Tribune, (February)
Profils, n°7, Paris
Accrochages chez Denise René, J.S. Arts, (July)
La flambée d’art abstrait sur quoi se termine la saison ajoute l’imposture à l’inexpérience, Frank Edgar
Denise René, Combat, (August)
Salon des réalités nouvelles
New York Herald Tribune Paris edition, Feb 26

Robert Breer
Robert Breer, 2011


Size: 24 x 28 cm
Language / Edition: English, 168 Pages, paperback
Author(s): Ute Holl, Andres Pardey, Laurence Sillars
Publisher: Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld
Date of Publication: 2011
ISBN: 978-3-86678-531-4

Robert Breer
Films, Floats & Panoramas, Robert Breer, 2006


Texts by Brigitte Liabeuf, Laura Hoptman, Juliette Singer, Lionel Bovier, Yann Beauvais
204 pages
Published in 2006
Editions de l’Oeil
ISBN 2-35137-022-8

Exhibition view, Still Alive, Aichi Triennale, 2022

Exhibition view, Robert Breer: TIME OUT, Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, Bolzano, 2020-2021
Photos ©Jürgen Eheim Fotostudio and ©Tiberio Sorvillo

Exhibition view, Robert Breer: TIME OUT, Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, Bolzano, 2020-2021
Photos ©Jürgen Eheim Fotostudio and ©Tiberio Sorvillo

Exhibition view, Robert Breer: TIME OUT, Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, Bolzano, 2020-2021
Photos ©Jürgen Eheim Fotostudio and ©Tiberio Sorvillo

Exhibition view, Robert Breer: TIME OUT, Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, Bolzano, 2020-2021
Photos ©Jürgen Eheim Fotostudio and ©Tiberio Sorvillo

Exhibition view, Robert Breer: TIME OUT, Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, Bolzano, 2020-2021
Photos ©Jürgen Eheim Fotostudio and ©Tiberio Sorvillo

Exhibition view, Robert Breer: TIME OUT, Fondazione Antonio Dalle Nogare, Bolzano, 2020-2021
Photos ©Jürgen Eheim Fotostudio and ©Tiberio Sorvillo

Exhibition view, Robert Breer, Time flies, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2016 - 2017

Exhibition view, Robert Breer, Time flies, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2016 - 2017

Exhibition view, Robert Breer, Time flies, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2016 - 2017

Exhibition view, Robert Breer, Time flies, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2016 - 2017

Exhibition view, Robert Breer, Time flies, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2016 - 2017

Exhibition view, Robert Breer, Time flies, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2016 - 2017

Exhibition view, Robert Breer, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 2011

Exhibition view, Robert Breer, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 2011

Exhibition view, Robert Breer, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 2011

Exhibition view, Robert Breer, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 2011

Exhibition view, Robert Breer, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 2011

Exhibition view, Robert Breer, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 2011

Exhibition view, GIGANTISME — ART & INDUSTRIE , FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, 2011

Exhibition View, Robert Breer, A Retrospective, Tinguely Museum, Basel, 2011

Exhibition View, Robert Breer, Floats, CAPC, Bordeaux, 2010

Robert Breer, Galeria Bonino, New York, 1965, Magazine Art International

Exhibition View, Vision in Motion, Centrum voor Hedendaagse Kunstuitingen, Hessenhuis, 1958

exhibition View, Kinetic and Programmed Art, Rhode Island School Museum, Providence, 1966

Exhibition View, The Death of the Audience, Secession, Vienna, 2009

Robert Breer, gb agency, Paris, 2004

Robert Breer, Galerie Ricke, 1968

Robert Breer, 93 Variations, Galeria Bonino, 1970

Exhibition View, Retrospective Robert Breer, Whitney Museum, New York, 1980


Clouds, 2010
Floating Wall, 2009
Rug, Tucson 2, 2009
Untitled, 2004
Sequence from What Goes Up, 2003
22nd New York Film Festival, 1984
Sequence from Fuji, 1974
Rider Float, 1973
Float (Tambour), 1972
Untitled, 1971
70, 1970
Float, 1970
Variations, 1970
Variations (#31), 1970
Variations (#47), 1970
Variations (#61), 1970
Untitled, 1969
Sequence from 69, 1968
Floats, 1967–2009
Switz, 1965
6 and 7, 1964
Double Mutoscope, 1964
Mutoscope (rouleau), 1964
Sequence from Fist Fight, 1964
Mutoscope, 1962
Untitled (flower pot), 1962
Recreation, 1956–1957
Form Phases IV, 1954
Form Phases II, 1953
Form Phases III, 1953
Untitled, 1953
Form Phases I, 1952
Untitled, 1952
Composition aux trois lignes, 1950