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. At DOCK she will present us with expansive works that let her sculptural roots shine through.
In the shop 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 emerging from DOCK’s facade. The light wood of the scaffolding enters into dialogue with the black glass placed on top and the dark stone slabs that Milena Naef chose for this site-specific work.
Milena Naef deliberately uses the exciting interplay between two- and three-dimensionality in her work. Material experiments and the targeted exploration of firing processes in dealing with glass are also part of her artistic work. Any cracks that occur as a result of the firing process are deliberately used as an aesthetic means. The material stone is also carefully considered in the exhibition. The historic material with its fossil traces specifically alludes to the DOCK archive.