The artist Milena Naef, who lives in Fribourg, works among other places in the Maggia Valley in Ticino, the origin of the Swiss Cristallina marble. In the DOCK, she will present us with expansive works that let her sculptural roots shine through.
In the display windows, she stages large glass and stone works on expansive wooden constructions. These merge with the linear drawings burned into the glass panels, which in turn show fragments of architectural structures that spring from DOCK's facade. The light wood of the scaffolding enters into a dialogue with the black glass placed on it and the dark stone slabs that Milena Naef has chosen for this site-specific work.
The tense interplay between two- and three-dimensionality is something Milena Naef deliberately uses again and again in her works. Experiments with materials and the targeted exploration of firing processes in dealing with glass are also part of her artistic work. Thus, any cracks that arise from the firing process are used quite deliberately as an aesthetic means. The material stone is also thoughtfully incorporated into the exhibition. Thus, the historical material with its fossil traces quite specifically alludes to the archive of DOCK.
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