The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, August 25, 2019


Perrotin Hong Kong opens fourth exhibition dedicated to the conceptual painter Claude Rutault
Claude Rutault, View of the exhibition in Hong Kong, 2017. Photo: Ringo Cheung. Courtesy Perrotin.


HONG KONG.- Perrotin Hong Kong presents the fourth exhibition dedicated to the conceptual painter Claude Rutault at the gallery, and his first exhibition in Asia.

The devices of the radical, original and poetic œuvre of this major artist upend the status of the author and of the work of art, questioning even the definition of a painting itself as a finished and autonomous object.

In 1973, Claude Rutault painted a 20 x 20 cm canvas the same color as the wall in his kitchen. He quickly formalized this founding gesture with the first de-finition/method: “a stretched canvas painted the same color as the wall on which it’s hung. all commercially available formats can be used, be they rectangular, square, round or oval.”

The de-finition/method is a text written by the artist that precedes the painting. It expresses a goal to be achieved. It is not just the simple statement of an idea, but rather a collection of instructions, of provisions formulated for the charge-taker.

The charge-taker is the collector who acquires—or the curator who exhibits—and accepts the responsibility of implementing a de-finition/method. He is essential to the existence of the painting, for without him, the work remains in an unrealized state of possibility.

“the artist does not impose this or that color on the chargetaker who must then live with it.”

In each text, the artist allows the charge-taker a certain number of choices. It is precisely this incomplete character of the definitions/methods that gives the work a dimension of evolution. The owners or exhibitors become actors in its creation, the work mutating along the course of their propositions. Claude Rutault delegates to the charge-taker a set of decisions that usually belong to the artist: the color of the canvases as well as the format, the form as well as the hanging of the canvases. The parameters vary from one work to the next according to the blanks the artist leaves in the texts..

“my paintings have a short life, but they have several of them”

The actualization of a de-finition/method by the charge-taker is the current, visible state of the work in a given place and time. It is of limited duration, until the next actualization in a different place, on a wall of a different color, in another format, etc. The manner of presentation of the painting is endlessly modifiable. Thus, what a viewer discovers when visiting an exhibition of Claude Rutault is only one of the different forms a de-finition/ method can take.

In 44 years, Claude Rutault has developed a body of 654 works. The artist goes beyond the strict relationship between the canvas and the wall, and multiplies the possible scenarios in his texts by imagining a multitude of presentation modes: paintings forming a puzzle (“generalized painting-puzzle”), piles of canvases leaning against a wall, canvases placed on the floor, hung from the ceiling (“dream canvases”), canvases turned towards the wall (“toward a self-portrait of painting”), going so far as the utilization of raw canvases, left unpainted. The scenarios become increasingly complex and may be executed by several charge-takers, playing with the passage of time, the geographical location of the actualization (“AMZ” or “im/ mobilier”) or the collections of a charge-taker.

The temporal dimension of Claude Rutault’s paintings is determinative; his work plays with time rather than enduring it, it is the driver. This is one of the fundamental givens of this work of painting that so radically distinguishes itself from other current productions.

It is no longer the point of view that changes, but the work itself, along the course of its actualizations and the passage of time.





Today's News

June 11, 2017

'Parthenon of Books'; Monumental artwork at Documenta 14 protests censorship

Multipart exhibition includes over 170 works by contemporary Cuban artists

Exhibition at Joseph Bellows Gallery celebrates the 50th anniversary of the summer of love

Japan's godfather of art? Billionaire Maezawa rings in new era

Cincinnati Art Museum presents the largest display of American folk art in its history

Yale Center for British Art exhibits new works in the collection

Adam West, star of hit TV series 'Batman', dies at 88

Western and Oriental manuscripts and miniatures offered at Bloomsbury Auctions

Perrotin Hong Kong opens fourth exhibition dedicated to the conceptual painter Claude Rutault

Galerie Max Hetzler opens a solo exhibition with new works by Christopher Wool

Spink to sell fantastic collections of Celtic coins and British historical medals

The George Eastman Museum opens first museum retrospective of Eugene Richards's work

Rare royal Sèvres from doomed French court lead Bonhams Fine European Ceramics sale

Maeve Brennan and Imran Perretta announced as winners of the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2018

Paintings by Fritz Bultman dominate the list of top lots at Bruneau & Co. auction

San Sebastian's Kubo-kutxa gallery opens an anthological exhibition of painter Rafael Ruiz Balerdi

Huis Marseille opens exhibition of works by Juul Kraijer

Collaborative contemporary art practice Troika opens first exhibition with Galerie Ron Mandos

Artworks by Rucker, Rodrigue, Berrocal, others will come up for bid in New Orleans

40-year collection of Revolutionary War guns & weapons leads Milestone's June 24 auction

Bonnie Parker's three-headed snake ring made by Clyde Barrow among items up for auction

Ottocento Art Gallery unveils a 1960s masterpiece by Achille Perilli

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art opens Summer Exhibitions 2017

Summer museum exhibition explores environmental trauma

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Newly restored Titian's Rape of Europa set to be reunited with accompanying works

2.- Krannert Art Museum acquires complete works of conceptual gay photographer Hal Fischer

3.- The Met's Rock & Roll exhibition reaches a milestone 500,000 visitors

4.- A new species of giant penguin has been identified from fossils

5.- Fondation Phi pour l'art contemporain exhibits works by pioneering artist Yoko Ono

6.- Comprehensive exhibition of Elfie Semotan's work on view at C/O Berlin

7.- 'Easy Rider' star Peter Fonda dead at 79

8.- Major exhibition explores the romantic fascination with the Scottish Highlands

9.- Meet the Ercolines, the Woodstock lovebirds whose hug made history

10.- Dallas Museum of Art re-opens European Galleries after total reinstallation



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful