Projections & Main Section, stand 24,
van Nelleweg 1, 3044 BC Rotterdam
6 – 10 februari
Wednesday February 6, 2019, Opening by invitation: 18.00 - 22.00 hrs.
Thursday February 7, 2019, 11.00 - 19.00 hrs
Friday February 8, 2019, 11.00 - 19.00 hrs
Saturday February 9, 201911.00 - 19.00 hrs,
Sunday February 10, 2019, 11.00 - 19.00 hrs
Kurt Ryslavy / Juan Pablo Plazas / Yuki Okumura / Kenichi Ogawa
At Art Rotterdam Mieke van Schaijk Gallery from ’s-Hertogenbosch presents works by Kurt Ryslavy (AT 1961), Juan Pablo Plazas (Co 1987) Yuki Okumura (JP 1978).
Earlier this year Kurt Ryslavy worked as an artist in residence at the Van Gogh House in Zundert, Netherlands. He made a new series of paintings of the back of cars. He noticed these ‘carbutts’ while driving behind them on the road for his enterprise in the wine business. Ten of these paintings will be presented as a wall installation (300 x 550 cm, for sale as integrated price) as if the cars are parked in a lot. Any moment they can drive away. The gallery also takes this opportunity to launch two booklets of Kurt Ryslavy ‘Unzeitgemäßes Glück’ and ‘Het is geen kunst fake news te maken’.
From Juan Pablo Plazas the gallery shows a new group of sculptured works. These include his earlier ‘God is Gold’ edition and his sculpted ‘Totem Seats’. Plazas tells about his work in a text called ‘Oh, the flair of the fair!’ available at the booth of Mieke van Schaijk Gallery. Quote on his ‘seat’ sculptures: “You can only see the chair when you are not using it. The moment you start using the chair, the chair disappears in front of your eyes. When you are sitting down, you don’t see the chair, but you feel the chair. There is never a complete sensorial and simultaneous experience of the chair.”
CONVENT Space for Contemporary Art, Ghent characterized Yuki Okumura’s work as an artistic practice that "predominantly departs from a kinship with works and lives of other artists, resulting in conceptual, yet deeply personal works presented in a wide array of media". For Art Rotterdam he takes part in the special film section ‘Projections’. His video ‘On Kawara’s Pure Consciousness, or Many Worlds (and) Interpretation’ (2012) documents an attempt to translate the entire practice of On Kawara (1932–2014). Okumura considers Kawara’s practice as a radical redefinition of our physical relationship to the here and now, and responds to this through an unusual form of performance where the artist ‘spoke through’ nine different bodies. Recurring to language’s essential ability to shape our reality and guided by various analogies to physics, this work constantly oscillates between life and death.
There will be on view three drawings in relation to On Kawara and Gordon Matta-Clark by Okumura.
Save the date to Yuki Okumura’s exhibition at La Maison de Rendezvous, Brussels hosted by MISAKO&ROSEN. This exhibition will have its opening on 21.02.2019
Finally, next to this Mieke van Schaijk shows recent ceramics by Kenichi Ogawa
For more information, please contact the gallery T.0031 + 6 23690189, email@example.com