SIK-ISEA has great experience with the production of catalogues raisonnés devoted to historical artists. In the case of Markus Raetz, born in Bern in 1941, the focus of research is a contemporary artist. Raetz is one of the best-known figures in contemporary Swiss art and can now look back over more than fifty years of distinctive creativity. The aim is to compile a printed catalogue raisonné of all sculptures, objects and installations by Markus Raetz, accompanied by a detailed research apparatus. Art historians will analyse individual works and sets of work, explaining their techniques, methods and iconographic aspects and examining them in the context of both Raetz’s œuvre and contemporary art. Estimates suggest that there are about 1000 pieces which qualify as works. The project will also include a large number of studies (drawings and sculptures), designs and maquettes. The printed version of the catalogue raisonné is to be complemented by an online version.