Cornerstone by Les Frères Chapuisat
Neutra VDL Studio and Residences (VDL)
February 4 – April 1 2017

Press Release –– The Department of Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona (CPP ARC) is pleased to host Swiss-based artists Les Frères Chapuisat to live and work at the Neutra VDL House to create their first installation in California. Installed in the courtyards of VDL, Richard Neutra’s architecture acts as host to a parasitic structure made up of thousands of board feet of pine planks.

This project is generously supported by Pro Helvetia, Swiss arts council; the Republic and Canton of Geneva; the City of Geneva; swissnex San Francisco; the Consulate General of Switzerland in Los Angeles and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

Les Frères Chapuisat constructions “transform space turning interior and exterior boundaries inside out and toying with the perception of a subjective reality. They demand visitors’ active participation, putting them into the position of being an explorer. These environments break down visual and intellectual habits, testing the explorers and obliging them to trust in their senses.”

Photography by David Hartwell