Bear - Looking Behind
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This is the first volume of an extensive catalogue raisonné with more than 700 images. Bear - looks behind includes Franek's work between 1960 and 1990 focuses on projects in foreign cultures and attempts to determine their impact on an oeuvre as it grew over three decades.
FRANEK (b. 1939 in Potsdam; lives and works in Berlin and Radegast)
is a painter, draftswoman, and graphic artist as well as explorer.
Sculptures, photographs, films, and autobiographical notes round out
her oeuvre. After completing her studies at the Hochschule für Bildende
Künste in Berlin FRANEK spent much of the 1970s and
1980s immersing herself in the cultures of pre-Colombian America,
working in Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. She assisted the mathematician
Maria Reiche in surveying the enormous spiral-shaped
geoglyphs in the Nazca Desert in Peru and recorded the rituals of the
Sioux on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota for the
Übersee- Museum, Bremen.