Image by Juliette Bourquin

Oui-Non scuplture – One step to change your mind

What I like the most about the Oui-Non sculpture created by the Swiss Markus Raetz is its anonymity and that it comes to life through movement and perspective. 

The first move is to raise your head. Indeed the sculpture is standing 10 meters above the ground and will probably stay hidden if you don’t look up. Actually  many people living in Geneva have never noticed it because of that, even if they cross this area daily.

The sculpture consists in tree braids of golden iron on the top of a mast. Depending on where you stand, you will read « oui » (=yes), « non » (=no), or just see some kind of iron tube. I advise you to walk from one side to the other to see the words changing.

The Place du Rhône has been recently totally renovated with big benches arranged in circles all around the sculpture. They are a perfect spot for a sandwich-break a few meters from the Rhône River. You also have a nice view of sculpture from them… you just have to choose your side-view: Oui or Non?

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Place du Rhône, Geneva

Opening Times

24 hours daily


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)