Hahn-Paula, Manuela (Rabe Perplexum)

PERFORMANCE ARTIST, PAINTER (GERMANY)
BORN 27 Dec 1956, München - DIED 15 Jul 1996, München
REAL NAME Hahn-Paula, Manuela Margareta
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Westfriedhof, Baldurstrasse 28 (066-2-31)

Rabe Perplexum was the artists' name of Manuela Hanh-Paula. She was a performance artist and a painter. In 1986 she received the Neue Ausdrucksformen im Bereich Bildende Kunst (New ways of expression in the area of Visual Arts) prize.

Recurring themes in her work were death and suicide. She drank heaviliy and always took risks. In 1996 she took an overdose of medications and she was found death in her home in Munich. She left no note.

Sources
Rabe Perplexum – Sub Bavaria

Images

Rabe Perplexum's grave at the Westfriedhof, Munich. Her real name was Manuela Hahn-Paula.
Picture by Androom (20 Mar 2002)

 


Haibel-Weber, Sophie

Published: 13 Dec 2009
Last update: 14 Jan 2017