previews

  • Markus Raetz, Metamorphose II, 1991-92, installation view. Photo: Thomas Wey.

    Markus Raetz, Metamorphose II, 1991-92, installation view. Photo: Thomas Wey.

    Markus Raetz

    Carré d'Art - Musée d'Art Contemporain
    Place de la Maison Carrée
    February 1–May 7, 2006

    Curated by Françoise Cohen

    Swiss artist Markus Raetz has spent the past forty years exploring the essence of seeing. With subtle materials (twigs, leaves, mirrors, and wisps of metal) and a lightness of touch, Raetz creates anamorphic objects and images that play with perception, making his viewers question what they see and how they look at the world. This retrospective of nearly two hundred works includes sculptures but highlights Raetz’s delicate works on paper (drawings, sketches, prints, watercolors, and notebooks), borrowed from public and private collections as well as from the artist’s studio. Curated by director Françoise Cohen, the exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with an essay by Sorbonne art history professor Gilbert Lascault.