Claus Van Bebber is the first artist at NURNICHTNUR to whom we dedicate
a short article. At these articles we highlight the artistic activities
of the artists and their relationship with NURNICHTNUR, a label that give
attention to contemporary Classical music. Next issue we highlight Stephan
Froleyks and his musical instrument made with a bathtub.
Claus Van Bebber is born in the year 1949 in Niederrhein, Germany. He
is active as musician and artist. Participated in many expositions in
Germany and abroad, made performances and concerts. He is also co-founder
of the artists-group 'Heinrich Mucken'; participated at 'documenta 8',
kassel 1987; made also several LP- and CD- recordings; performances with
his 'Schallplattenkonzerten' f.e. at 'Loft' Köln 1990, 'Ave Festival
Arnhem 1991, 'Kunsthalle' Recklinghausen, 'Performance Festival' Turin
1992, ' Galerie Pankow' Berlin, 'Dodorama' Rotterdam, 'Festival für
improvisierte Musik' Kopenhagen 1994 and 'de Fabriek' Eindhoven 1995.
Claus Van Bebber: his art.
In the year 1996, a complete catalogue about Van Bebber artistic life
has been published with a CD Claus Van Bebber "1977 - 1995".
This publication must be till now the most complete diary about his performances,
installations, sculptors, .... It learns us that Van Bebber works might
be called conceptual art and performance art. The attention in such kind
of art is not the artistic and technical quality of an artpiece. But the
artist searchs for the beauty of an idea, the beauty of a certain concept
and the action is much more important then the result.
Watch out this is my personal interpretation. We can say that Claus started
to be professional creative now some 20 years ago and has been verry productive.
He has done several kinds of performances and installations with such
a high variety. With from time to time a small relation with the artobject
as it is and also the artobject as a musical instrument: 'String-Tischen',
1980; 'Elektro-mechanical instruments', 1981; ... He has done land-art
or performances, expositions, sculptors outside. It is to diffi cult to
review Claus Van Bebber his art in a few words. We can say that Claus
his work is build upon the best traditions of the sixties and seventies.
To much modern artists of these day's does not have the same quality as