At Haus Konstruktiv, conceptual artist Tobias Putrih (b. 1972 in Slovenia, lives in Cambridge MA) is to realize his first solo exhibition in a Swiss museum. His works have previously been shown internationally in highly renowned exhibitions and institutions, e.g. as part of Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt a. M. (2002), at MoMA PS1 in New York (2005), at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007) and at Centre George Pompidou in Paris (2010). Putrih is primarily interested in the utopias and subversive ideologies of the traditional avant-garde. On the basis of their design models, scientific models and architectural models, he explores the extent to which architecture, art, science and design can influence our social system. With simple materials, such as styrofoam, paper, wire or wood, he creates structures that can be changed in a modular manner, and he often combines them to form large-scale installations. As the results of conceptual and experimental processes of deconstruction and reconstruction, his works open up new perspectives on our everyday environment.