Kurt Ryslavy - Olfactory problems, Painting problems, Repetition problems
What does Kurt Ryslavy do for a living? This seemingly straightforward question reveals an underlying theme that Ryslavy toys with in his works. The Austrian-born artist/wine merchant/writer/collector/Sunday-painter plays with the ideas of amateurism and professionalism in his lifestyle, his artworks, and the artworks of others. Ryslavy creates works of art from bills and notices from his wine business, constantly blurring the distinction between his role as an artist, a collector and seller of art, and a seller of wine. In his Verkaufswerke, he creates packaging in order to enhance the attractiveness of a sale of (valuable) works by other artists that got into his collection by exchange. He plays with the taboo of a work made to sell within the highly professionalised art world. The exhibition refers to olfactory problems, painting problems and repetition problems. A multisensory installation deals with commercial and non-commercial repetition, as well as originality and routine(or the dependence on routine as a kind of substantive corruption) within one’s artistic practice.
Kurt Ryslavy’s exhibition takes place both in the space of the Kunstverein as well as in the former chapel in Langenhagen’s Eichenpark. The chapel can be reached by foot in 10 minutes and is open every Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. In addition, it can be visited by appointment.
During the exhibition, a publication will be published, which highlights Kurt Ryslavy’s Verkaufswerke.
Guided Tour ROOMS TO LET
with the artists Andrea von Lüdinghausen and Mareike Poehling
11.00 h - 19.00 h Mareike Poehling and Andrea von Lüdinghausen are present in the hotel room. 15.00 - 16.00 h: Guided tour of the installation
Curatorial Tour: Kurt Ryslavy + Reading club
Finissage + Book presentations by ROOMS TO LET and Kurt Ryslavy
With works by Colleen Asper, David Leggett, Craig Drennen, Aoife Collins, Daan van Golden, Shimon Minamikawa, and others
An exhibition conceived by Craig Drennen and Noor Mertens