[artinfo] In Memoriam: Nan Hoover

imai - inter media art institute info at imaionline.de
Tue Jun 17 16:09:29 CEST 2008

In Memoriam: Nan Hoover

New York, 12th May 1932 - Berlin, 9th June, 2008

 In deep sadness we bid farewell to Nan Hoover. 
She was one of the most important pioneers of 
video and performance art.
For ten years (1986-1996) she enriched the 
artistic scenery of Düsseldorf, succeeding Nam 
June Paik at the academy of arts as a professor 
for video and film.

Main intention of her art was to broaden our 
perception, focus our attention, and open our 
senses to beauty. Regardless of the media she 
chose; photography, video, performance or 
painting and drawing; light, stillness, 
concentration and temporality have always been 
important aspects of her work.

We were fortunate to accompany her artistic work 
for more than 25 years. Encounters and joint 
projects, productions and exhibitions with her 
have been marked by great cordiality and ardent 
dedication to art and inspirational dialog about 
art. We will always keep these moments in living 

Sandra Thomas, Director Foundation imai - inter media art institute

For the executive committee, the curator ship and 
the co-workers of the foundation
imai - inter media art institute
Ehrenhof 2
40479 Düsseldorf
Tel.: +49 - (0)211 - 23 70 999 61
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