Flemish Art Assets
Kurt Ryslavy’s 'Flemish Art Assets' is an arrangement wherein Kurt Ryslavy performs as a businessman, selling Austrian wine to the public and painting his bookkeeping; i.e. the bills of the sales he is actually doing on the spot. But Ryslavy is also a businessman and a serious art collector. For the ‘Flemish Art Assets’ project he invited Flemish artists to make a statement about their work(s) within the Ryslavy-collection. Ryslavy asked the artists how they or their gallerists, when selling the works to Ryslavy, viewed him: as a businessman, a collector or as an artist / colleague. The art works from the Ryslavy collection in this books are shown or projected on December the 1st, 2012 at the Emily Harvey Foundation, New York Broadway.
Flemish artists represented in the Ryslavy collection include: Ria Pacquée, Koen Theys, Dimitri Vangrunderbeek, Ane Vester, Ivo Provoost & Simona Denicolai, Vaast Colson, Dialogist Kantor, Willi Van Sompel, Rufus Michielsen, Michael van den Abbeele, Harald Thys & Jos de Gruyter.