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KURT RYSLAVY

ceci n'est qu'une maison bourgeoise, artists’ book published by the artist, offset printing, 88 pages, 28.5 x 22.6 cm., edition of 600, 2011

€ 42,-

 

 

ceci n'est qu'une maison bourgeoise, artists’ book published by the artist, offset printing, 88 pages, 28.5 x 22.6 cm., deluxe edition of 20 copies, signed and numbered from 601 to 620, this special edition includes a list of the inventory of the ground-floor of the house Place Van Hoegaerde 22, which forms an integral part of the work, 2011
€ 485,-

Freely adapted from JFK’s berlin-sayer this utopian project of 'selling my home' to a Japanese Museum of contemporary art – as an artwork itself –, is like a mirror to actual trends of artmarket and artworld on one hand. On the other hand it points out the clash between the noble claim of being a 'pure' artist who makes his way up to the heights of 'international dicurs' or surviving by doing a job for living.

This book points up the pronouncement of a townhouse with garden in the center of Brussels to be an artwork by Kurt Ryslavy.