Florian Slotawa

Jan 11th – Feb 16th, 2008
Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf

Copyright Sies + Höke, Düsseldorf; Photo Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf

Florian Slotawa deals with the perception of reality and the art term that is deflected from it. He creates sculptures and temporal installations out of common things and gives them a new function.

For the exhibition at Sies + Höke Florian Slotawa uses the topical circumstances of his change of studio for his sculptural intervention. The store of inventory and objects from his studio becomes the material for the sculptures that are combined with the unique architectural of the showrooms of Poststr. 2. The sculptures and installations are directly integrated into the showrooms of the gallery which results in an interrelation between them.

Central for Slotawas work is the moment of exchange and process. By combining given material with a found situation, a certain situation of life is shown in the context of art. With the exchange and the transition between art and private possessions, between museum, accommodation, home improvement store and furniture store, Slotawas arrangements are never ballast, but exhibition objects as well as everyday object. They move in constant circulation between the public, the market and privacy, liquidate overcrowded possessions and question them at the same time.

Parallel to the exhibition in the gallery the artists way to work is shown in another sense with the project Solothurn, aussen, where he placed the classical sculptures of the Kunstmuseum Solothurn together into a new sculptural grouping for the duration of 4 months.

At the same time Slotawa is to be seen at the Arthouse, Austin/Texas. For his soloshow One After The Other he fitted new walls into the building and changed the room order. The combination of the new white walls and the old walls of the former theatre combines present and past and gives the forgotten architectural elements a graphic character.

About Florian Slotawa

Florian Slotawa is an Italian-based German artist who frequently rearranges and recontextualises existing objects.

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