Objets-types – exhibition at the Villa “Le Lac”

From 29 June to 27 October 2024, discover the new photographic exhibition at the Villa “Le Lac” Le Corbusier: Objets-types by Renate Buser.

Renate Buser’s objets-types (type objects) are extruded aluminium sections—direct impressions of views of the Villa “Le Lac” that show their components from a particular angle. They are as much about function as aesthetics. In this sense, the Villa “Le Lac” is specially interesting: it is small, very dense and reveals an extreme ingenuity. When one visits it for the first time, there are a number of details that one sees but doesn’t really perceive. Because the visitor doesn’t think of everything that has governed the architect’s choices for creating a given element. Little by little, one discovers that all, here, is the fruit of a reflection of quality. From that point on, the choice of photograph is imposed that makes it possible to show many more things than one really sees. In a sense, photography makes it possible to reveal the real.

Renate Buser, born 1961 in Aarau, grew up in Barmelweid. Studied at the Schule für Gestaltung in Basel (visual arts) from 1982 to 1988, and at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice (Emilio Vedova’s class) from 1985 to 1986. Since 2005, she has been a lecturer in the Fine Arts programme at the HKB Berne. Renate Buser lives and works in Basel.

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