Markus Raetz

Musée Rath

This traveling retrospective of the work of Markus Raetz is a significant overview of the 30-plus-year career of one of Switzerland’s most respected artists. Included here are drawings ranging from the ’60s to today, small found-object sculptures, notebooks, and wall installations from the ’70s and ’80s, as well as a group of recent anamorphic sculptures made between 1990 and 1993. Curiously, the works are not presented in chronological order, nor are they grouped together by subject matter; instead, they are installed in a seemingly random fashion that successfully draws connections between recurring images and highlights the artist’s almost obsessive preoccupation with the study of vision and the psychology of perception.

Raetz’s art is founded on an understanding of the fundamental relationship between seeing and knowing. Raetz uses an economy of line and a graphic intensity to explore

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