Raphael Hefti, OR OR OR?

30.01 — 30.04.15

Opening: thursday january 29, 2015 at 6 p.m.


Raphael Hefti, Threaded Pole, 2014. Courtesy of the artist. Photo Gunnar Meier.On the second floor of the Centre, Swiss artist Raphael Hefti will present OR OR OR?, his first ever site specific project. The installation made for this exhibition consists of over three hundred one-meter-long poles of steel, aluminium, titanium and copper. Some of the poles have been heated electrically to various extremely high temperatures, what transformed the coloration of the metals, lending them an alien appearance.

In his work, Raphael Hefti – who was trained as an engineer – investigates the properties of material and processes associated with industry. With an interventionist approach, the artist conducts experiments that challenge the mechanisms of industrial production and eventually divert or reveal the beauty of everyday material.
Raphael Hefti was born in 1978 in Biel (CH) and lives and works between Zurich and London. He attended the Ecole Cantonale d‘art de Lausanne (ECAL) and the Slade School of Fine Art, London.


Exhibition: 30.01 — 30.04.15

Opening: 29.01.15 at 6 p.m.


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