Interview with Tobias Rehberger at Fondation Beyeler at Art Basel Miami Beach 2015

At Art Basel Miami Beach 2015, the Fondation Beyeler showed a new version of German artist Tobias Rehberger’s 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. The work 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 (spoiler alert: the work is based on Shunga, traditional Japanese pornographic images). The mural is complemented by objects in camouflage technique and flowers and plants, which transform the mural into the third dimension.

Interview with the German artist Tobias Rehberger at the booth of Fondation Beyeler at Art Basel Miami Beach 2015. December 2, 2015.

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