Bernd Lohaus 1940–2010
“For the last twenty-one years, I have been working on a self portrait in the form of a building. The building is fiction, but everything inside exists in reality. The building is like a gigantic stage set frozen in time with lots of rooms that all seem as if they have just been abandoned. There is no distinction between works of, let’s say, fifteen years ago and a work I finished yesterday. They are placed in the same time frame. "
1. Bernd Lohaus (1940–2010) The German artist Bernd Lohaus passed away on November 4 in Antwerp. Lohaus studied at the Dusseldorf Art Academy with Joseph Beuys from 1963 to 1966. From 1964-65 he edited the magazine Happening News with Panamarenko, Hugo Heyman, and Wout Vercammen. While traveling in Spain in 1965, he met the art historian Anny de Decker. They married in 1966 and moved to Antwerp, where they created the gallery Wide White Space in the back of their house.
2. Mark Manders, at Hammer Museuml, Los Angeles now., Parallel Occurrences/Documented Assignments