For Ruth, the Sky in Los Angeles

9 August 2018–6 January 2019

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Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, o.T., 1980-1984

Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, o.T., 1980-84.

"For Ruth, the Sky in Los Angeles" is an aquarelle that consists only of this sentence, which David Horvitz sent to Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt in 2016 from the United States. Today, it sits on her desk in Berlin-Buchholz and has entered her comprehensive archive of Mail Art from around the world.

The exhibition "For Ruth, the Sky in Los Angeles," on view at the Albertinum from 8 September 2018 until 6 January 2019, is a living homage to a hitherto overlooked position of Mail Art and visual poetry. Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt (*1932 in Wurzen, Sachsen) was active as an artist from the beginning of the 1970s until 1990. Using an Erika Typewriter, she developed complex graphic compositions juxtaposing text and image. 62 of her timeless "typewritings" - diagrams, patterns, abstract poetry, and collages - form the core of this small presentation. Additionally typewriter graphics purchased last year through the Cultural Foundation of the Free State Saxony for the Art Fund of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) will be shown in the exhibition, too.

(Photo courtesy of Kunstfonds, SKD.)

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