Robert Breer, 2011
Foreword: Godfrey Worsdale, Roland Wetzel
Texts by: Laurence Sillars, Ute Holl, Andres Pardey
Publisher: Kerber Verlag
Graphic design: Susanne Bax
Dimensions: 28 x 24 cm
In unusual independence from the art world, Robert Breer has created a diverse and individual oeuvre since the 1950s. He has examined central human themes in dynamic abstractions, filmed collages and poetic meditations. His high-speed films and super-SloMo sculptures stand at odds with the art landscape of their time and often go beyond both technical and aesthetic borders of their medium and of contemporary taste. It only from the viewpoint of today that their true explosive force can be recognised.
This catalogue presents for the first time a retrospective of the extraordinary work of Robert Breer, aiming to contribute to the rediscovery of this major “artists’ artist”.
This book was published to accompany the exhibition: Robert Breer
11 June to 25 September 2011, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
26 October 2011 to 29 January 2012, Museum Tinguely, Basel