Expo - Performance 2018

Kurt Ryslavy @ Van Gogh Huis (birthplace) NL

opening donderdag 1 maart om 17u
nessuna speranza nessuna paura
(in de verkeerde film spelen)
Werken Artist in Residence februari 2018

Tentoonstelling van 1 t/m 31 maart 2018
van woensdag tot zondag van 12u tot 17u
Van Gogh Galerie - Elisabethlaan 1a NL-4881 DA Zundert, Netherlands
www.vangoghhuis.com

PS: italian quotation from another formerly indigent painter and convicted manslayer (Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio)
PPS: an Edition of 20 (DVD) will be published on this occasion referring to Barnett Newman, Virginia Woolf, Walt Disney and Vincent Van Gogh - more details and subscriptions on demand: kurt(at)ryslavy(dot)com

"The work shown in Zundert alludes to Barnett Newman’s Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue I, II, III, IV (which itself alludes to Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and to Disney’s Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?). One of Barnett Newman’s purposes was that the viewer should be ‘absorbed’ by the (red) surface, that the colour field should completely saturate the visual field (the type of hanging originally favoured by Barnett Newman was a kind of corridor, where the viewer cannot step back to have a general view of the whole picture).
The video Who’s Afraid of Gardening shows a man scything, making and steadily enlarging a colour field in which he finds himself; with a few exceptions, when for instance the telephone rings and he leaves the colour field. The scythe becomes a ‘brush’ and part of a personal, individual conception of painting. The vegetation of the image area to be mowed is a little different: the colour change (the difference between mowed and unmowed surface) seems to be less, and the boundary of the colour fields (the flower cover on the edge of the surface to be mowed) is more densely structured.
We think of Vincent van Gogh, Korenveld met maaier en zon, 1889, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, that probably was no direct inspiration for Barnett Newman."


READING HANDS WRITING BODIES

Du jeudi 8 février au dimanche 11 mars 2018, le Centre culturel de Namur vous ouvre les portes sur une double exposition littéralement passionnante autour du corps et du livre, aux Abattoirs de Bomel. Le département de philosophie de l'UNamur et le Centre culturel de Namur vous invitent au vernissage en pésence des artistes - le mercredi 7 février 2018 à 19h00

Commissariat : Philippe Hunt (BE) et L'Homme-Livre d'Alain Volut (BE) - Commissariat Nicolas Monseu (BE)

"Déjà écolier, Kurt Ryslavy avait une propension à passer à côté du sujet, et une fois devenu artiste, il s’est attaché corps et âme à défaire, refaire, détourner les mots (ou les non-mots), les langues, les livres, à leur prêter un drôle de corps, en corps à corps avec — le corps social, et le monde de l’art."
Philippe Hunt