Bernd Lohaus (1940–2010)

The German artist Bernd Lohaus passed away on November 4 in Antwerp. Lohaus studied at the Dusseldorf Art Academy with Joseph Beuys from 1963 to 1966. From 1964-65 he edited the magazine Happening News with Panamarenko, Hugo Heyman, and Wout Vercammen. While traveling in Spain in 1965, he met the art historian Anny de Decker. They married in 1966 and moved to Antwerp, where they created the gallery Wide White Space in the back of their house. In 1967 the gallery presented solo exhibitions by Marcel Broodthaers and Joseph Beuys.

Lohaus’s work was featured many exhibitions worldwide including the 1975 Paris Biennale and Documenta IX in 1992. His work can be found in the collections of Musée d'Art Moderne, Brussels; Stedelijk Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven; and SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Art, Gent, among many other institutions.