Heinz-Günter Mebusch

We will never forget our friend, the photographer and conceptual artist Heinz-Günter Mebusch (1952 - 2001). Mebusch was a unique personality of a deeply sensitive and empathic character and a visionary artist. On the traditional basis of subjective photography of his teacher Otto Steinert, he created an extensive photographic and multimedia work. Respected and worldwide known i.a. through his epochal portraitures with about 250 significant artists of his time, his work became at last part of art history. Mebusch, the globetrotter, admonisher and communicator of various worlds, died very early, but remains forever in memory.

 

John C. B. Moore

Our friend, the English artist and photographer John Constantin Brancusi Moore (* 1934), died in his home near Paris in November 2016. Son of the famous artist Constantin Brancusi and the wonderful concert pianist and assistant to Brancusi Vera Moore, they created him as a 'child of art'. He inherited his father in the passion for photography and art-technology. Never recognised officially by the titan born at Hobita, Gorj County, Moore lived in France with the still living memory of the times passing by. As a very close friend of Alain Bernadain he worked e.g. for and inspired the famous cabaret Crazy Horse.

 

Jannis Kounellis

On 16th February 2017 our friend, the Greek artist Jannis Kounellis, one of the leading figures of the Arte Povera movement, died in Rome’s Villa Mafalda hospital.

Born in Piraeus, Greece in 1936, the artist moved to Rome at the age of 20 to study at the Academy of Fine Arts and considered the Eternal City his adopted home, where he continued to live and work. But he still had his roots in Greece and was connected very deep with his homeland. We honor him and keep him in good memory. Farewell!

Documenta Archive Kassel

Documenta Archiv Kassel #3

Reise zum Planeten Ars
Künstlerportraits von Heinz-Günter Mebusch

Documenta Archive in Kassel presents photos from the series of artists by Heinz-Günter Mebusch (1952 - 2001). Portraits of Joseph Beuys, Wolf Vostell, Meret Oppenheim, Gerhard Richter and many other important artists of the 20th century who had participate at Documenta are exhibited during the summer in the time of 07.06 - 03.08.2018. On 30.07.2018 a guided tour is offered.

Mebusch was well-known to over 200 artists of his time and later he realized a conceptual work in which the question "what is art" started on a new level in confrontation between him, his portrayed artist and his art and the viewer. Mebusch further developed the subjective photography of his teacher Otto Steinert (1915-1978) and established a new view on art.

The Work of Heinz-Günter Mebusch is administrated and supervised by Artforum Culture Foundation I The Mebusch Estate.