Basel: Boris Rebetez

Basel: Boris Rebetez

Place des Cubes

SEP 01 2022OCT 29 2022

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von Bartha is pleased to present the works from our current solo exhibition by Boris Rebetez titled Place des Cubes in the gallery’s Basel space from September 2 – October 29 2022. Focusing on architecture and surfaces, the exhibition is based on the principles of urban and universal constructional design.
All prices incl. Swiss VAT

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Escape stairs, 2022
Raw steel, waterjet cutting
95 x 41 x 2 cm
Ed. 1/3 + 2 AP

CHF 18'000
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Ivy, 2018 – 2022
Painted aluminum
112 x 320 x 20 cm

CHF 30'000
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Boris Rebetez, Place des Cubes
Exhibition view
von Bartha, Basel
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Hong Kong portal, 2018
Aluminum, waterjet cutting
230 x 280 x 100 cm (variable)

CHF 30'000

In his Collages, Rebetez combines up to five different cut-outs from images he collects from advertisements, newspapers and magazines. Creating thus a new scenery, in the form of a landscape, an interior space, or a completely abstract situation.

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Alcove (cap), 2022
Wood, geso
90 x 200 x 90 cm

CHF 24'000
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Sunset placebo, 2022
Metal (powder coated), aluminum,
plexiglass, solar protection film,
LED 3.8W, cotton cable
Dimensions variable

each CHF 25'000

Rebetez‘s latest projection work, titled ‘Place des Cubes’, evoking a square in Belfort (France) built in the 80‘s in a postmodern style. This video work has given the exhibition its title and refers to the nickname provided by the local community to the officially named “Place de Franche-Comté”, which was inaugurated in 1988 and designed by architect and urban planner Jacqueline Tribillon (1952 – 2019). Located in a neighborhood dedicated to social housing, the Place des Cubes was intended to act as a playground for children and adults – the square quickly suffered from the ravages of time and vandalism. The composition, freely inspired by Mondrian or the ‚Rubick’s Cube‘ depending on your point of view, makes it a witness of its time with its contradictions and incongruous positivism.

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Place Des Cubes, 2022
Digital projection, 80 photographs,
loop duration: 14 min
Filmformat, image size: 300 x 450 cm
Ed. 1/3

CHF 24'000

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