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Kilian Rüthemann

The key issue in Kilian Rüthemann’s work is the space around. He usually plans and realizes his works on site, which allows him to react to the specific architectural situation, inside or in public space – to the structure of the rooms, windows, walls, and floors, as well as to the spatial tensions and interstices.

Images courtesy Kilian Rüthemann

His sculptural interventions, which are occasionally minimal, transform the space around them into a sculpture and vice versa. The sculpture thus becomes an architectural intervention that acts as a temporal expression set against the permanence of the architectural structure. The sculpture symbolizes transformation and evanescence; it counteracts heaviness with lightness, and it negates the function of individual elements, interpreting the space anew.

As with all of Rüthemann’s works, assumptions are being tested by new relationships; the viewer’s expectations are considered and played with, equally subject to the artist’s manipulation as the physical materials he uses.

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