In the space of the Fondation Beveler at Art Basel 2015 in Miami Beach German artist Tobias Rehberger is showing a new version of his monumental installation and mural 1661-1910 from Nagasaki, Meiji, Setti, 2015, which he had originally created for the lower floor exhibition space at the Fondation Beyeler and which was on view in summer in the Swiss museum. It consists of monochrome squares resembling colored tiles or the pixels of a photograph that look blurred to the naked eye but reveal themselves when seen on a smartphone or tablet screen. By virtue of their colors and forms, various objects placed around the room are integral components of the mural. The objects concerned are vases, benches and an ashtray in a camouflage technique that project the mural out into space.
featured image: Artist Tobias Rehberger with Sam Keller, Director of the Fondation Beyeler in front of Tobias Rehberger, 1661-1910 from Nagasaki, Meiji, Setti, 2015 at Art Basel Miami Beach 2015; photograph by Marco Andres – courtesy of Fondation Beyeler