Peter Wüthrich
Berna - Suiza - 1962

El centro de la producción de Peter Wüthrich lo constituye un solo objeto: el libro. El artista explora el objeto de su fascinación desde una perspectiva concretista, es decir, trabajando en tanto el libro es una cosa en el entorno que posee características materiales y formales específicas. 

Dentro de un registro neominimalista/neopop, Wüthrich presenta sus piezas asumiendo al libro como módulo constructivo para generar cuadrantes post-pictóricos, artefactos esculturales e instalaciones.

Cabe señalar que la relación que el artista establece con el libro, desde el punto de vista de sus valores discursivos o de contenido, también dispara un cúmulo de interpretaciones más allá de la pura lectura perceptual de las obras.

Peter Wüthrich's production is constituted by a single group of objects: books. The artist explores the object of his fascination from a concrete perspective, working with the book as an element that has specific material and formal traits.

Within a neominimalistic/neopop registry, Wüthrich builds his pieces presenting the book as a constructive module to generate post-pictoric quadrants, sculptural artefacts and installations.

The relationship that the artist establishes with the book from the point of view of his discursive values also propulses the spectator's interpretations beyond a pure perceptual reading of the works.

Libros | Books
Biografía | Biography

Peter WÜTHRICH

1962, Bern, Switzerland

Lives and works in Bern, Switzerland

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Selection)

 

2017

Laure Genillard Gallery, London, England

Deep Storage Reloaded, Galerie Bernhard Bischoff & Partner, Bern, Switzerland

Geschichten, die das Leben trieb, Sebastian Fath Contemporary, Mannheim, Germany

Guten Morgen Mr. Bloom, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

The Angels of the World, La Chartreuse de la Lance, Concise, Switzerland

 

2016

The Angels of the World, Atelier Les Copains, Milan, Italy

Galleria Christian Stein, Milan, Italy

 

2015

Two Books, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, England

Short Stories, Plutschow Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

Peter Wüthrich & friends, Galerie Vincenz Sala, Paris, France

 

2014

Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

 

2013

Laure Genillard Gallery, London, England

 

2012

Les Mots Et Les Choses, Galerie Vincenz Sala, Paris, France

The Real Life of Book-Butterflies, Galería Kewenig, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

L'effet papillon, Espace d'art Contemporain HEC, Jouy-en-Josas, France

Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany

 

2011

Histoires brèves,  Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, Switzerland

Mes amis, St. Peter und Paul, Bern, Switzerland

 

2010

Les Anges du monde, Espace d'art Contemporain HEC, Jouy-en-Josas, France

Die Reise zum Mond - denn der Wind kann nicht lesen , Sebastian Fath Contemporary, Mannheim, Germany

Le vent ne sait pas lire, Galerie l'antichambre, Chambéry, France

Galerie Annex, Bern, Switzerland

 

2009

Galeria Cardi, Milan, Italy

Galleria Christian Stein, Milan, Italy

Les Anges de Paris II, Galerie Jorge Alyskewycz, Paris, France

Los Angeles de Madrid, Assab One, Milan, Italy

 

2008

Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo, Italy

Sebastian Fath Contemporary, Mannheim, Germany

 

2007

Ex Libris, UMCA, University Museum of Contemporary Art, Massachusetts, USA

Ham Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selection)

 

2017

Rendevous, Plutschow Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland

Jeunes Pousses, Chateau de Vullierens & Centre d’art contemporain, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

 

2016

Alrededor de una passion, Fundacion e Coleccion, RAC, Huarte, Spain

Sammlung Opitz-Hoffmann, Städtisches Museum, Jena, Germany

Höhenrausch und andere Engel, OK, Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich, Linz, Austria

Mixografia-Paper in Profile, Georgia Museum of Art, Georgia, USA

 

2015

Dickicht, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland

Art Container, Steffisburg, Switzerland

 

2014

Abre Alas, A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Index 4, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexico City

20/200, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, Australia

The Way Things Go, Oratorio Mercurio, Palermo, Italy

Paper i Cartro” Galeria Kewenig, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

 

2013

Book Machine, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Interno al libro, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan, Italy

Aus der Sammlung, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland

4th Biennale Thessaloniki, State Museum of contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece 

Bookhouse, MARCA, Museo delle Arti Catanzaro, Italy

Intro, Oratorio di San Lorenzo, Palermo, Italy

In Series, Palazzo Mauri, Spoleto, Italy

Höhenrausch, OK, Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich, Linz, Austria

Trait Papier, Centre d’Art contemporain, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

Erasme e son cher Beatus, Bibliohteque Humaniste, Frac Alsace, Sélestat, France

Esprit du Lieu, Galerie L’Antichambre, Chambéry, France

 

2012

The Mediterranean Approach, SESC Pinheiros, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Bücherhimmel, Museum Strauhof, Zürich, Switzerland

Stille Zeichen,  Kunstverein Landau, Germany

Arte svizzera dalla collezione della Mobiliare, Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland

Minimallinie, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland

The Mediterranean Approach, MAC, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille, France

 

2011

The Mediterranean Approach, Palazzo Zenobia, 54th Biennale di Venezia, Italy

Aftermath, Chelsea Space, London, England

Viaggiando, Galleria Christian Stein, Milan, Italy

Doppelgänger, Künstlerforum Bonn, Germany

 

2010

Just love me, MUDAM, Mzsèe d’Art Moderne, Luxembourg

Chromie, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

 

2009

Aequatoria, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexico City

Cold Press, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Presque Rien II, Laure Genillard Galelry, London, England

E alter storie, Assab One, Milan, Italy

Laure Genillard Gallery, Alessandra Bonomo Galleria, Roma, Italy

Mixografia, Portland Museum, Portland, USA

Books, Books, Books, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Karlsruhe, Germany

 

2008

Book’ish, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, London, England

Von der Kunst Sträusse zu binden, Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland

The Artists Library, Centre d’art contemporain, Vassiviere, France

 

2007

Presque Rien I, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, England

Colleccion Joseph Civit, Fundacion Beulas, Huesca, Spain

Rubin, Neues Museum Nürnberg, Germany

Index, Esperando a los bárbaros,  Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexico City

Cycle and Recycle, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan

Nuovi Spazi, Galleria Christian Stein, Milan, Italy

Timer 01, Triennale Bovisa, Milan, Italy

Ejemplares, Museo de Estampa, Mexico City

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

1990–98

Several Grants and Awards like the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Grant by the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg and the County of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

The Schloss Balmoral Grant in Koblenz or the Louise Aeschlimann-Corti Grant from Bern, Germany

 

COLLECTIONS

 

FRAC Alsace, Sélestat, France

Fondation pour l’art contemporain Salomon, Annecy, France

Espace d’art contemporain HEC, Paris, France

Collection Croix Rouge, Monaco

BSI, Banca della Svizzera italiana, Monaco

Kunsthalle & Kunstverein Bremerhaven, Germany

Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Aachen, Germany

Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Karlsruhe, Germany

Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany

Kunstsammlung des Deutschen Bundestages, Berlin, Germany

Städtisches Museum, Jena, Germany

OK Center for contemporary Art, Linz, Austria

MART, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy

ASSAB ONE, Milan, Italy

State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Fundacion Beulas, Huesca, Spain

Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Mexico City

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, England

UMCA University Museum of Contemporary Art, Massachusetts, USA

Nancy & Giorgio Spanu Fondation, Garrison/NY, USA

Fondation Jan Michalski, Montricher, Switzerland

Kunstsammlung Klinik Hirslanden, Zurich, Switzerland

Kunstsammlung Schweizerische Mobiliar, Bern, Switzerland

Graphische Sammlung, Nationalbibliothek, Bern, Switzerland

Kunstsammlung des Kantons Bern, Switzerland

Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland

Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

 

Peter Wüthrich: My World, Fondation pour l’art contemporain, Salomon, Annecy, France 

Peter Wüthrich – Mes Amis, La Chaufferie, Strasbourg and Jean-Pierre Greff, Strasbourg, France

Peter Wüthrich – Lolita / The real life of Book Butterflies, Espace d’art contemporain HEC, Paris, France

Peter Wüthrich – Literary Towers, Edizioni Christian Stein, Milan and Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo, Italy

Peter Wüthrich – Compostela, Xunta de Galicia, CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Peter Wüthrich, Xunta de Galicia, CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Peter Wüthrich – Hard Love, Kunstverein Freiburg, Kunstmuseum Solothurn (Switzerland) and Kunstverein Bremerhaven, Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nuremberg, Germany

Peter Wüthrich – So ist die Welt, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Karlsruhe and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, Germany

Peter Wüthrich – Lesend, Gérard A. Goodrow, Reiner Speck and Gerhard Theewen, édition séparée by Salon Verlag, Cologne, Germany

Peter Wüthrich – Vorgestellt von Mario Merz, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany

Peter Wüthrich – Wilhelm Lehmbruck Stipendiat, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

Peter Wüthrich – Mit den Büchern, Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland

Peter Wüthrich - The Angels of the World, Atelier Les Copains, Milan, Italy, Plutschow Gallery Zürich, Switzerland and Galleria Christian Stein, Milan, Italy

Peter Wüthrich – Gli Angeli di Venezia, Espace d’art contemporain HEC, Paris, France and Art for the World, Geneva, Switzerland / Milan, Italy, Adelina von Fürstenberg, on the occasion of the 54th Biennale di Venezia
Peter Wüthrich – The Angels of London,
Espace d’art contemporain HEC, Paris, France and Laure Genillard Gallery, London, England

Peter Wüthrich – Les Anges de Paris, Espace d’art contemporain HEC, Paris, France and Laure Genillard Gallery, London, England
Peter Wüthrich – Les Anges de Monaco,
Monaco Aide et Presence and BSI, Banca della Svizzera italiana, Monaco

Peter Wüthrich – Les Anges de Biel / Bienne, Bibliotheque de la Ville and Fondation Jan Michalski, Montricher, Switzerland

Kunst am Bau – Projekte des Bundes, 2006–2013, Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit, Berlin, Jovis Verlag GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Thames & Hudson – Art, A Sex Book – By John Waters and Bruce Hainley, Thames & Hudson, London, England

Georgia Museum of Art – Mixografia and Taller de Grafica Mexicana, Georgia Museum of Art and University of Georgia Museum of Art, Georgia, USA

SESC Museo Pinheiros – The mediterranean Approach, Sesc Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil and ART for the World, Geneva, Switzerland

Bookhouse – La Forma del Libro, MARCA, Museo delle arti Catanzaro, Silvana Editoriale, Milan, Italy

Sarah Cottier Gallery Sydney, 20 / 200, 1994–2014, Sarah Cottier Gallery Sydney and Formist Publishers Sydney, Australia

La Triennale di Milano – Timer / Contemporary Art after nine eleven, La Triennale di Milano and Skira Editore, Milan, Italy 

Kunst im Deutschen Bundestag – Jakob-Kaiser-Haus und Wilhelmstrasse 65, Prestel Verlag, Munich, Germany, London, England 

Quinze ans d’Art à HEC – Espace d’art contemporain HEC, Paris, 1999–2014, Espace d’art contemporain HEC, Paris, France 

Visioni – 20 artisti a Sant’Agostino, Bergamo, Silvana Editoriale, Milan, Italy

Museo Cantonale d’Arte Lugano – Arte svizzera dalla collezione della Mobiliare, Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland

MART / Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto – La Stanze dell’Arte, MART, 
Skira Editore, Milan, Italy

Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya – Cycle and Recycle, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan

4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

Kunsthaus Zürich & Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt – Freie Sicht aufs Mittelmeer, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland and Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany, Scalo Verlag Zürich, Switzerland, Berlin, Germany, New York, USA

PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York – Deep Storage, Prestel Verlag, New York, USA

Réalités Collections sans frontières II – Zacheta Panstwowa Galeria Sztuki, Zacheta Panstwowa Galeria Sztuki, Warsaw, Poland

FRAC Alsace – Catalogue des Acquisitions 2003–2007, FRAC Alsace, Selestat, France

A revista do CGAC, CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Rubin – Institut für moderne Kunst Nürnberg 1967–2007, Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nuremberg, Germany

Die Photosammlung – Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

Künstler / Bücher / Bibliotheken – Unlimited Edition, Lutz Jahre and Salon Verlag, Cologne, Germany

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

 

Since 1992 he realized various public artworks like in 2006 for the new Palais de la Justice in Strasbourg, France, 2007 for the new Biblioteca Vasconcelos in Mexico City, or 2012 for the new Building of the German Government (Deutscher Bundestag) in Berlin, Germany.

 

Since 1999, he is working on the ongoing public photography project „The Angels of the World“, which he realized till today in the following cities: Los Angeles, Santiago de Compostela, Mexico City, Madrid, London, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Paris, Venice, São Paulo, Santos, Thessaloniki, Biel/Bienne, Monaco and Mumbai.