Hans Breder

Born 1935 - Germany

Died 2017

Like Kandinsky, Malevich and Mondrian, for Hans Breder the task of art, as a kind of thought, was spiritual. His work articulates and evokes an ineffable power beyond reason and unreason.  Against the monumental materialism of Western culture over the last six decades, Breder’s sensibility was expressed in and between painting, sculpture, photography, music, installation, video and film--each expression an invitation to subversive liminality and momentary transcendence.  Breder’s work dissolves boundaries and manipulates perception, sometimes enticing, sometimes shocking the observer to an experience of liminality from which a realm of pure possibility may emerge.

Hans Breder studied painting in his native Germany before coming to the U.S. in the mid-1960s. One of the first video artists whose work has been included in three Whitney Biennials, Breder founded the Intermedia Program in the School of Art & Art History at the University of Iowa in 1968 and directed it until his retirement as a F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor in 2000.  The internationally regarded program built on Breder’s interdisciplinary inclination for intellectual and aesthetic collision.

photo: Chris Coretsopoulos

 

Available Titles by Hans Breder

Title Yearsort icon Collection Action
quanta 1967 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
boxed-in 1969 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
eclipse 1970 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
hybrid 1970 New Releases, Early Video Art, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
For C…, In Memory I 1971 New Releases, Early Video Art, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
For C…, In Memory II 1971 New Releases, Early Video Art, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
How Faustus Had His First Sight of Paradise 1971 New Releases, Early Video Art, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
with-in 1971 New Releases, Early Video Art, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Percussion Piece 1973 New Releases, Early Video Art, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
through the glass 1973 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
IKARUS 1974 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
umbral 1974 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
intertext 1976 New Releases, Early Video Art, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
traces 1978 New Releases, Early Video Art, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Rosa 1980 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Stavros 1980 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
an-tee-sit-ee 1984 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
anti-city 1984 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
My TV Dictionary: The Drill 1986 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
tel-uh-vizh-uh-n 1986 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Ursonate 1986 1986 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
under a malicious sky 1988 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Moscow Postcards 1989 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
boxed-in 1993 1993 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
janus-faced 1994 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
The Nazi Loop 1996 Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Fontana Song for Scrim 2001 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
black and white 2004 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
zwielicht (germany) 2006 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
the passage 2009 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
geKLEMMpt: Physical Religion 2011 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Oaxaca 2004 2013 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
betwixt 2014 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
words ending 2014 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
7 + 7 2015 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
jen-uh-sahyd 2015 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Salomé 2015 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
danza de la muerte 2016 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Lux Aeterna 2016 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
THE AX HAS FLOWERED 2016 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
tlocolula (green) 2016 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
tlocalula (blue) 2016 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Vision of St. Bernard 2016 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
zwielicht (usa) 2016 New Releases, Single Titles order video    add to wish list
Hans Breder