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Fabian Stech (1964–2015)

German art critic, translator, and teacher Fabian Stech has died, report Ronald Meyer-Arlt and Heinz-Norbert Jocks in the Hannover Allgemeine Zeitung. Stech was one of the victims of the terrorist attacks at the Bataclan Theater last Friday in Paris.

A teacher at the Arcades art school in Dijon, Stech wrote primarily for Kunstforum International and also contributed to Monopol, Paris Photo, and EIKON. Specializing in contemporary Chinese art, he was well known for his writing on Yan Pei-Ming, with essays about the artist appearing in Les Presses du réel as well as in exhibition catalogs for the Kunsthalle Mannheim and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens.

Other topics of his over the years included the work of Pierre Huyghe, John Baldessari, John Armleder, and Sophie Calle. As a translator, Stech was responsible for the German translation of La Course de la mort (Race to Death), 1888, a book by French writer Édouard Rod.

Stech’s family wrote, “He was a great person, full of affection for art, always curious about people, full of love. He will be missed without end.”