Published by Kerber. Edited by Wolfgang Gmyrek, Clément Chéroux. Text by Clément Chéroux.
Since the early 1970s, the works of German sculptor and photographer Johannes Brus (born 1942) have addressed the dialectics of nature and culture, of strangers and their own and of the real and the surreal. This volume is published in conjunction with Johannes Brus' first solo exhibition in the United States at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Brus studied art at the Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf during Joseph Beuys tenure, alongside Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter, whose concerns with the reproduced image he shares. Of special importance are Brus' experiments with the medium of photography, which embraced everything that is traditionally not done in the darkroom. His works suggest a relation to the occult and are often infused with humor. In addition to the well-known photographic works, this volume also presents a selection of sculptures, thus representing the breadth of his oeuvre.
Published by Kerber. Edited with text by Söke Dinkla, Michael Krajewski. Edited by Dirk Krämer, Klaus Maas. Text by Hans-Günter Golinski, Jochen Hörisch, et al.
Featuring works both new and old by German-born sculptor Johannes Brus (born 1942), this catalog focuses on the artist’s longstanding interest in modernist abstract sculptor Constantin Brancusi. Brus aims to translate Brancusi’s ideal into a figurative style.
Published by Richter Verlag. Edited by Klaus Gallwitz. Text by Klaus Gallwitz, Michael Schwarz.
As part of the inaugural exhibition of the Arp museum extension, established German sculptor Johannes Brus was invited to relocate his entire studio--from the smallest wrench to the largest article of furniture--from its former home in Essen to a series of rooms that were left in relatively rough condition in the new complex. The artist's work--representational three-dimensional renderings of animals and human beings in various stages of completion--were thus available for the public to see in the context of the arena in which they are made, and not traditionally shown. This volume documents the project in full.