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Art musts of the week: 16 - 22 March 2015

  • By Alexia Werrie

What u must see: Raphael Hefti Exhibition ' OR OR OR? ' @Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève.  From 30/01 to 26/04/2015

Last month to discover the first ever site specific project OR OR OR? by Swiss artist Raphael Hefti. The installation made for this exhibition consists of over three hundred one-meter-long poles of steel, aluminium, titanium and copper. They have been heated electrically to various extremely high temperatures, what transformed the coloration of the metals, lending them an alien appearance.  In his work he 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.

What u must know: Iraq Pavillon at the Venice Biennale curated by Belgian Philippe Van Cauteren, artistic director of S.M.A.K.

Titled “Invisible Beauty,” the exhibition is being curated by Philippe Van Cauteren, artistic director of S.M.A.K. (Museum for Contemporary Art) in Ghent.

The exhibition will spotlight five Iraqi artists based in their home country and around the world: photographers Latif Al Ani and Akam Shex Hadi, performance artist Rabab Ghazoul, ceramicist and sculptor Salam Atta Sabri, and painter Haider Jabbar. The exhibition will also feature a display of over 500 drawings made by refugees in northern Iraq. Several of these drawings have been chosen by Ai Weiwei for a publication being released on the occasion of the Biennale.

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