Viewing Room – Florian Slotawa

Viewing Room – Florian Slotawa

Apr 03Jun 13 2020

von Bartha, Basel

This Viewing Room allows you a new, closer look at the artworks from our current exhibition.
For further information or questions regarding a work, please find the ‚enquire‘ button at the bottom of this page.

Florian Slotawa has been working with readymade objects as a sculptural material throughout his career. Initially, he used his own belongings, which he removed from their domestic environment and placed in the gallery space, only to return them to everyday use. Later, found objects were added to this process. Customized Logistics centres around the artist‘s recent relocation from Berlin to South Tyrol in Northern Italy with his family. Driven by the attraction of unresolved situations and the search for a decision, and taking objects from his daily life as a starting point, Slotawa dedicates himself to the artistic examination of his current life situation and views the move as a caesura in his practice.

Florian Slotawa
KS.066, 2018
Pedestal, bronze sculpture, acrylic glass
ca. 145 x 28 x 28 cm (incl. pedestal)

Florian Slotawa/Marianne Eigenheer
Untitled, 1998/2020
Aluminium, plinth by Florian Slotawa
Sculpture by Marianne Eigenheer:
100 x 150 cm
Plinth by Florian Slotawa: 105 x 104 x 75 cm

CHF 40'000.-
Florian Slotawa/Marianne Eigenheer
Untitled, 1998, 1998/2020
Aluminium, plinth by Florian Slotawa
Sculpture by Marianne Eigenheer:
140 x 170 cm
Plinth by Florian Slotawa: 46 x 150 x 80 cm

CHF 40'000.-
Florian Slotawa/Etienne Beothy
Croix animée, 1948/2020
Patinated bronze, plinth by Florian Slotawa
Sculpture by Etienne Béothy:
70 x 37.5 x 12.5 cm
Plinth by Florian Slotawa: 110 x 200 x 83 cm

CHF 45'000.-

To be seen are two different groups of sculptures: Slotawa’s own creations (from Studio material and acquired objects) standing on a white plinth and those sculptures which consist of studio material by Slotawa and either sculptures from the von Bartha Collection or works from the von Bartha inventory of contemporary artists.

Florian Slotawa
KS.047, 2010
Stool, iron stand
54 x 43 cm

CHF 13'500.-
Florian Slotawa
KS.053, 2017
Ceramic vase, PVC pipe, adhesive tape rolls
55 x 17 x 17 cm

CHF 9'500.-
Florian Slotawa
KS.058, 2018
White Bertoia ottoman, clothes horse for children
65 x 59 x 42 cm

CHF 13'500.-

Florian Slotawa/Martín Blaszko
Untitled, /2020
Metal, plinth by Florian Slotawa
Sculpture by Martín Blaszko:
46,5 x 61, x 65 cm
Plinth by Florian Slotawa: 95 x 60 x 65 cm

CHF 35'000.-
Florian Slotawa
WS.006, 2007
Wall lamp, stool, tension belt
Dimensions variable

CHF 13'500.-

‘When works combine objects I own and another artist’s work, they immediately pose the question: who is actually making the work? Is it by me, the other artist, or both of us? It’s more about temporarily presenting the work – I think that temporary element is sometimes an important aspect.’

Florian Slotawa

Florian Slotawa
KS.059, 2018
Plastic box, stool
Approx. 40 x 45 x 60 cm

CHF 13'500.-
Florian Slotawa/Bernhard Luginbühl
Figur III, 1997/2020
Oak wood, plinth by Florian Slotawa
Sculpture by Bernhard Luginbühl:
103,5 x 31,5 x 27 cm
Plinth by Florian Slotawa: 124 x 45 x 45 cm

CHF 65'000.-
Florian Slotawa/Beat Zoderer
Konkaver Torus No. 1, 2012/2020
Cast bronze, plinth by Florian Slotawa
Sculpture by Beat Zoderer: 214 x 41 cm
Plinth by Florian Slotawa: 33 x 77 x 44 cm

CHF 85'000.-
Florian Slotawa/Boris Rebetez
Sentence Nr. 2, 2018/2020
Painted steel, plinth by Florian Slotawa
Sculpture by Boris Rebetez: 34 x 60 x 24 cm
Plinth by Florian Slotawa: 105 x 75 x 52 cm

CHF 6'000.-
Florian Slotawa/Lars-Erik Falk
Untitled, 1960/2020
Painted iron, plinth by Florian Slotawa
Sculpture by Lars-Erik Falk: 41 x 59 x 16 cm
Plinth by Florian Slotawa: 110 x 62 x 48 cm

CHF 4'500.-