Willie Doherty

8 March-13 April at Galerie Peter Kichmann, Zurich

By Aoife Rosenmeyer

Willie Doherty, installation view of 'Without Trace', 2013 Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich

It doesn’t fit the picture of a city that consistently comes first or second in polls ranking the highest quality of life in the world, but Zurich is being squeezed – from without the mountains and lake that surround it on three sides limit its growth, while within the influx of foreigners, this writer among them, make the place ever denser. The resulting unsustainably high cost of housing explains the spread of ubiquitous Swiss cuboid apartment blocks into ever further…

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