The first comprehensive monograph on the work of Swiss artist Raphael Hefti is published on the occasion of his major solo exhibition in 2020 at Kunsthalle Basel. With a career spanning over a decade, Hefti is celebrated for upending and disrupting—seemingly ordinary—industrial and post-industrial processes. Hefti’s intimate encounters with materials take form in colossal sculptures, performances that (at times) flirt with the brink of disaster, and sprawling public interventions. Often operating under the light of Murphy’s Law, he unveils everyday things so well hidden in plain sight (and turns the principles of minimalism on their head).
Every copy of this book—and each poster—is unique. The distribution of pigments is the result of their manipulation during screen printing, and no two covers are alike. Early use of Selecta and Rhymes by Maxitype. Printed by the artist and Maximage in collaboration with Atelier für Siebdruck, Lorenz Boegli and Lézard Graphique.