John Bock


The multimedia work of John Bock (*1965 in Gribbohm / Germany, lives in Berlin) follows in the tradition of Dadaism, Joseph Beuys, and Fluxus and constantly challenges the boundaries that define an artwork. Also characterized by his play with language, his work includes new word creations, onomatopoeia, and surprising combinations. His 3D collages, like the edition created in 2019 for Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, often integrate relics from his live actions, installations, or films. This is also the case with the unique work on offer, which includes a set photo from the one-and-a-half-hour Western film, Hell’s Bells (2018), in which Lars Eidinger plays a cynical villain who confronts a minor character played by Lea Gocht. In 2020, Bock collaborated with Eidinger to stage Peer Gynt at the Schaubühne in Berlin. Since 2004, John Bock has taught sculpture at the Staatlichen Akademie für Bildende Künste in Karlsruhe. Recent exhibitions of his work include at: Kunsthalle Mannheim (2019); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2019); Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2019); Marta Herford (2017); Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2016, 2013, 1999); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015); Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2013); Städel Museum, Frankfurt/Main (2012); Venice Biennale (2013, 2005, 2003, 1999); New Museum, New York (2010, 2007); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2009, 2006); documenta, Kassel (2002).



Untitled
2019, 3D collage, cardboard, photo, sock, silicone, spray paint, wool thread, cotton swabs, packaging parts, 82 × 40 × 24 cm, single edition, certificate
5.200 euro member, 5.500 euro non-member