Ich bin fassungslos und zutiefst erschüttert - habe einen guten Freund verloren,
bin sehr traurig
RIP liebe Isabella Bogner-Bader
I am stunned and deeply saddened - have lost a good friend,
am very sad
RIP dear Isabella Bogner-Bader
Nie erfahren wir unser Leben stärker als in großer Liebe und in tiefer Trauer.
We never know our lives more than in great love and in deep mourning.
(Rainer Maria Rilke)
UPDATE JULY 2018
I just found this video on YT - to my surprise at 0:30 there is a photo of us together at her
"Lust und Laster" Vernissage
My friend Isabella is courageously fighting cancer - her faith and strength is amazing!
The leading sentence in the paper says it all:
Isabella Bogner-Bader: The prodigy of the German cultural scene working intensively, despite cancer.
ZELL AM SEE. She is a singer, painter, performer, director, fashion couture designer and is often referred to as bird of paradise. But now it feels more like a chameleon: She adapts well to the gray phase. Artistically Isabella Bogner-Bader is at the peak of her work, the career is in full swing.
"A world collapsed"
"It runs by itself now, I have requests from everywhere," says the artist. Through their stage shows in Paris with Jean Paul Gaultier, the media and the art world became aware of her. This was followed by shows including Milan, Berlin, Vienna, Munich and Salzburg. After the last great exhibition 2014 in Vienna, however, she was diagnosed with leukemia, a health episode in the life of this powerful woman and her family. "For me, the world broke apart" she says frankly.
Overwhelming popularity in social media
The all-rounder discussed her illness on social media publicly. The response was enormous, it was overwhelmingly popular. "So many people write that they pray for me," says the devout artist. Although she had many questions for God, but she was convinced that he had just expected of her the type of cancer that she could endure. In the hospital, Isabella Bogner-Bader started with notes that are now published as a book. "The book serves me as a crutch, only the last chapter is still missing," says the artist.
Book of Hope
"This is not a diary of my chemo. Anyone who has cancer knows and the others should not get scared," she describes her work. Rather, it is an autobiography with a smile. The central message: "You Never give up hope." Currently, she feels strong and started painting again. Her next exhibition is at the Attersee in early May but will probably take place without her, because she is preparing for a bone marrow transplant. In Vienna, two suitable donors were found. After the transplant, she will supplement this missing chapter in the book.
credits from the original newspaper article
Text: Gudrun Dürnberger
Foto: Barbara Starzinger
translation from the German original article by Otto Rapp
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Wien: The Womb | Unter dem Motto „Lust und Laster“inszenierte Isabella Bogner-Bader, die gebürtige Salzburgerin, eine der abgefahrensten Künstlerinnen der letzten 40 Jahre, am 7. Oktober 2014 erstmals ihre expressionistischen Perlen-Skulpturen und farbenprächtigen Bilder im Großformat in gewohnt bombstischem Stil, in einer aussergewöhnlichen Location in Wien.
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