Central to Hans Breder’s work and teaching was the principle of “Intermedia”: art conceived as a perpetual coming-together of idioms including sculpture, video, collage, installation, and performance. In a series of photographs he made in Iowa and Mexico in 1969–73, nude figures pose (or, as the title of this image puts it, dance) with the squares of highly polished reflective metal Breder employed in his sculptural practice.
Hans Breder (1935–2017), Chair Dance, 1969. Gelatin silver print, 8 x 8 inches (image). Purchased on the Charina Endowment Fund, 2018.61.
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