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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Death Is Elsewhere Chicago: 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 shorter Fall 2, Amsterdam portrays the artist atop a bicycle veering into a Dutch canal. So, that alone is quite moving – yet, we know he died a very young man, and therefore we’re just capturing a moment of time of this artist.

He only told a couple of friends about it, in passing, claiming it to be a work. For an art project or was it? This book will be valued by anyone with an interest in Bas Jan Ader or who wishes to understand more about his elsewbere challenging art practice.

About Contact News Giving to the Press. University of Chicago Press: Recent Books in the Arts. Death Is Elsewhere by Alexander Dumbadze.


Robin J rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Madeline W marked it as to-read Jul 29, David marked it as to-read Jan 30, From to he played out his notions adfr the weight of gravity in short films that showed him hanging from trees Broken Fall, Organicbiking into an Amsterdam canal Fall 2, Amsterdam or sitting in a chair atop a roof before propelling to the ground Fall 1, Los Angeles.

Nikki Moore rated it liked it Aug 28, American Art Art–General Bs. What is remarkable, however, is what the work represented for Ader: University of Chicago Press Although the Dutch-American artist Bas Jan Ader enjoys cult status in select artist circles—enhanced by the mystery of his disappearance at sea in at a youthful thirty-three—he remains little known in the mainstream art world, and thus occupies the strange position of being simultaneously overexposed and unrecognized.

Trivia About Bas Jan Ader: Books by Alexander Dumbadze.

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Three years prior to his death, Ader started to play the futures market. Apr 14, Tosh rated it really liked it.

You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores. J Wilson rated it really liked it Apr 02, 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.


Bas Jan Ader: Death Is Elsewhere

Andrea rated it really liked it May 23, Return to Book Page. He was bound for Falmouth, England, on the second leg of a three-part piece titled In Search of the Miraculous. Adairbear marked it as to-read Aug 23, Art historian Dumbadze paints a fascinating portrait of the young artist; his childhood during World War II in Amsterdam, his youthful days at Otis Art Institute, his quest for truth through philosophy, his love of Marcel Duchamp, and his participation in the Los Angeles art scene.

Reviews and essays are licensed to the public under a under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4. Eivind Nakken rated it really liked it Jul 02, Ader took on this speculative vocation with seriousness and rigor, carefully researching his investments and recording his trades and plans in a notebook.

Whereas the existing literature on the artist ignores this activity, Dumbadze supplies ample evidence that Ader considered it part of his art practice, even as he made no plans to disseminate or present the work as such.