Peter Wuethrich

By 2 July 2019 Artists

PETER WUETHRICH

PETER WUETHRICH

Biography

Peter Wüthrich was born in Berne in 1962, where he lives and works. Since the early ’90s, his work has been focused on the object “book” which he takes as a subject and constitutive unit of all his creations. The book has for the artist not only an aesthetic value, but also abstract (for its color and monochromatic surface), sculptural (for its physical, sometimes ephemeral, presence) and Pop (as object of consumption). In 2010 in Los Angeles the artist has been inaugurating the photographic project “The Angels of the World”: a series of photographs taken in various cities around the world that portray everyday people with books open on their shoulders, as if they were angels’ wings.

Peter Wüthrich has been showing his work in solo exhibitions held in institutions all over the world, such as: Foundation Paulo Coelho et Christina Oiticica, Ginevra (2019), La Chartreuse de la Lance, Concise (2017), Kunsthalle, Mannheim (2012), University Museum of Contemporary Art, Massachusetts (2007), Fondation pour l’art contemporain Salomon, Annecy (2006), OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz (2005), Kunsthalle, Winterthur (2003), CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela (2001), Rupertinum, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg and Kunsthalle und Kunstverein, Bremerhaven (2000), Kunstverein, Freiburg and Neue Galerie, Dachau (1999), Kunstverein, Friedrichshafen (1998), Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl and Institut für moderne Kunst, Nuremberg (1997), Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Aachen (1996).

Among the most important group shows in institutions: MUSAC, León (2018), Städtisches Museeum, Jena (2016), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2013), MAC, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille (2012), Künstlerforum, Bonn (2011), Portland Museum, Portland (2009), Centre d’art contemporain, Vassivière (2008), Neues Museum, Nuremberg (2007), FRAC Alsace, Sélestat (2006), CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela (2004), MART, Rovereto (2002), Westfälisches Landesmuseum, Münster (1998), MoMA PS1, New York (1997), Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (1995), Kunstmuseum, Thun (1992). His collaboration with Galleria Fumagalli began in 2004 with his personal exhibition “Literary Towers” and the publication of a catalog with a text by Bruno Corà. Both the exhibition and the publication have been made in collaboration with Galleria Christian Stein in Milan.

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Biography

Peter Wüthrich was born in Berne in 1962, where he lives and works. Since the early ’90s, his work has been focused on the object “book” which he takes as a subject and constitutive unit of all his creations. The book has for the artist not only an aesthetic value, but also abstract (for its color and monochromatic surface), sculptural (for its physical, sometimes ephemeral, presence) and Pop (as object of consumption). In 2010 in Los Angeles the artist has been inaugurating the photographic project “The Angels of the World”: a series of photographs taken in various cities around the world that portray everyday people with books open on their shoulders, as if they were angels’ wings.

Peter Wüthrich has been showing his work in solo exhibitions held in institutions all over the world, such as: Foundation Paulo Coelho et Christina Oiticica, Ginevra (2019), La Chartreuse de la Lance, Concise (2017), Kunsthalle, Mannheim (2012), University Museum of Contemporary Art, Massachusetts (2007), Fondation pour l’art contemporain Salomon, Annecy (2006), OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz (2005), Kunsthalle, Winterthur (2003), CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela (2001), Rupertinum, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg and Kunsthalle und Kunstverein, Bremerhaven (2000), Kunstverein, Freiburg and Neue Galerie, Dachau (1999), Kunstverein, Friedrichshafen (1998), Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl and Institut für moderne Kunst, Nuremberg (1997), Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Aachen (1996).

Among the most important group shows in institutions: MUSAC, León (2018), Städtisches Museeum, Jena (2016), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2013), MAC, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille (2012), Künstlerforum, Bonn (2011), Portland Museum, Portland (2009), Centre d’art contemporain, Vassivière (2008), Neues Museum, Nuremberg (2007), FRAC Alsace, Sélestat (2006), CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela (2004), MART, Rovereto (2002), Westfälisches Landesmuseum, Münster (1998), MoMA PS1, New York (1997), Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (1995), Kunstmuseum, Thun (1992). His collaboration with Galleria Fumagalli began in 2004 with his personal exhibition “Literary Towers” and the publication of a catalog with a text by Bruno Corà. Both the exhibition and the publication have been made in collaboration with Galleria Christian Stein in Milan.

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Works

Peter Wuethrich, Libro che vola, 2000. Photographic print on aluminum, 50×80 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Libro che vola, 2000. Photographic print on aluminum, 50×80 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Libro che vola, 2000
Photographic print on aluminum, 50×80 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Literary tower n.66, 2003. Photographic print on aluminum, 90×61 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Literary tower n.66, 2003. Photographic print on aluminum, 90×61 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Literary tower n.66, 2003
Photographic print on aluminum, 90×61 cm
<strong>Peter Wuethrich, Literary stratification, 2004. Books, variable dimensions

<strong>Peter Wuethrich, Literary stratification, 2004. Books, variable dimensions

Peter Wuethrich, Literary stratification, 2004
Books, variable dimensions
Peter Wuethrich, Collection Silva, 2004. 9 books, 90×64,5 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Collection Silva, 2004. 9 books, 90×64,5 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Collection Silva, 2004
9 books, 90×64,5 cm
<strong>Peter Wuethrich, Collection Silva, 2004. 9 books, 90×64,5 cm

<strong>Peter Wuethrich, Collection Silva, 2004. 9 books, 90×64,5 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Collection Silva, 2004
9 books, 90×64,5 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Collection Silva, 2004. 9 books, 90×64,5 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Collection Silva, 2004. 9 books, 90×64,5 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Collection Silva, 2004
9 books, 90×64,5 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Adjective, 2006. 30 books, 180×130 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Adjective, 2006. 30 books, 180×130 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Adjective, 2006
30 books, 180×130 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Verbum-blue, 2007. Photographic print on wood, plexiglass, 16,5×25 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Verbum-blue, 2007. Photographic print on wood, plexiglass, 16,5×25 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Verbum-blue, 2007
Photographic print on wood, plexiglass, 16,5×25 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Verbum-call, 2007. Photographic print on wood, plexiglass, 16,5×25 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Verbum-call, 2007. Photographic print on wood, plexiglass, 16,5×25 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Verbum-call, 2007
Photographic print on wood, plexiglass, 16,5×25 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Verbum-love, 2007. Photographic print on wood, plexiglass, 16,5×25 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Verbum-love, 2007. Photographic print on wood, plexiglass, 16,5×25 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Verbum-love, 2007
Photographic print on wood, plexiglass, 16,5×25 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Essay. Die Drachensippschaft, 2007. 4 books on wood, 43x43x2 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Essay. Die Drachensippschaft, 2007. 4 books on wood, 43x43x2 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Essay. Die Drachensippschaft, 2007
4 books on wood, 43x43x2 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Essay. Der Kleine Prinz, 2007. 3 books on wood, 45x31x2 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Essay. Der Kleine Prinz, 2007. 3 books on wood, 45x31x2 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Essay. Der Kleine Prinz, 2007.
3 books on wood, 45x31x2 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Buchfalter, 2009. Book cut-outs, plexiglass, 43x31x6 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Buchfalter, 2009. Book cut-outs, plexiglass, 43x31x6 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Buchfalter, 2009
Book cut-outs, plexiglass, 43x31x6 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Buchfalter, 2009. Book cut-outs, plexiglass, 43x31x6 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Buchfalter, 2009. Book cut-outs, plexiglass, 43x31x6 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Buchfalter, 2009
Book cut-outs, plexiglass, 43x31x6 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011
Photographic print, 40×50 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011
Photographic print, 40×50 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011
Photographic print, 40×50 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011
Photographic print, 40×50 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011
Photographic print, 40×50 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011
Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Works

Peter Wuethrich, Libro che vola, 2000. Photographic print on aluminum, 50×80 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Libro che vola, 2000. Photographic print on aluminum, 50×80 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Libro che vola, 2000
Photographic print on aluminum, 50×80 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Literary tower n.66, 2003. Photographic print on aluminum, 90×61 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Literary tower n.66, 2003. Photographic print on aluminum, 90×61 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Literary tower n.66, 2003
Photographic print on aluminum, 90×61 cm
<strong>Peter Wuethrich, Literary stratification, 2004. Books, variable dimensions

<strong>Peter Wuethrich, Literary stratification, 2004. Books, variable dimensions

Peter Wuethrich, Literary stratification, 2004
Books, variable dimensions
Peter Wuethrich, Collection Silva, 2004. 9 books, 90×64,5 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Collection Silva, 2004. 9 books, 90×64,5 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Collection Silva, 2004
9 books, 90×64,5 cm
<strong>Peter Wuethrich, Collection Silva, 2004. 9 books, 90×64,5 cm

<strong>Peter Wuethrich, Collection Silva, 2004. 9 books, 90×64,5 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Collection Silva, 2004
9 books, 90×64,5 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Collection Silva, 2004. 9 books, 90×64,5 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Collection Silva, 2004. 9 books, 90×64,5 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Collection Silva, 2004
9 books, 90×64,5 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Adjective, 2006. 30 books, 180×130 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Adjective, 2006. 30 books, 180×130 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Adjective, 2006
30 books, 180×130 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Verbum-blue, 2007. Photographic print on wood, plexiglass, 16,5×25 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Verbum-blue, 2007. Photographic print on wood, plexiglass, 16,5×25 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Verbum-blue, 2007
Photographic print on wood, plexiglass, 16,5×25 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Verbum-call, 2007. Photographic print on wood, plexiglass, 16,5×25 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Verbum-call, 2007. Photographic print on wood, plexiglass, 16,5×25 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Verbum-call, 2007
Photographic print on wood, plexiglass, 16,5×25 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Verbum-love, 2007. Photographic print on wood, plexiglass, 16,5×25 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Verbum-love, 2007. Photographic print on wood, plexiglass, 16,5×25 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Verbum-love, 2007
Photographic print on wood, plexiglass, 16,5×25 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Essay. Die Drachensippschaft, 2007. 4 books on wood, 43x43x2 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Essay. Die Drachensippschaft, 2007. 4 books on wood, 43x43x2 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Essay. Die Drachensippschaft, 2007
4 books on wood, 43x43x2 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Essay. Der Kleine Prinz, 2007. 3 books on wood, 45x31x2 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Essay. Der Kleine Prinz, 2007. 3 books on wood, 45x31x2 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Essay. Der Kleine Prinz, 2007.
3 books on wood, 45x31x2 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Buchfalter, 2009. Book cut-outs, plexiglass, 43x31x6 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Buchfalter, 2009. Book cut-outs, plexiglass, 43x31x6 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Buchfalter, 2009
Book cut-outs, plexiglass, 43x31x6 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Buchfalter, 2009. Book cut-outs, plexiglass, 43x31x6 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Buchfalter, 2009. Book cut-outs, plexiglass, 43x31x6 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Buchfalter, 2009
Book cut-outs, plexiglass, 43x31x6 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011
Photographic print, 40×50 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011
Photographic print, 40×50 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011
Photographic print, 40×50 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011
Photographic print, 40×50 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011
Photographic print, 40×50 cm
Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011. Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Peter Wuethrich, Angels of Venice, 2011
Photographic print, 40×50 cm

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

PETER WUETHRICH
Literary Towers

Opening 8 May 2004
11 May to 30 June 2004

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Visioni. 20 artisti a Sant’Agostino

Opening 8 April 2005
9 April to 11 June 2005

Exhibition  →

AAVV:30

Opening 27 November 2004
30 November 2004 to 30 January 2005

Exhibition  →

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

PETER WUETHRICH
Literary Towers

Opening 8 May 2004
11 May to 30 June 2004

Exhibition  →

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Visioni. 20 artisti a Sant’Agostino

Opening 8 April 2005
9 April to 11 June 2005

Exhibition  →

AAVV:30

Opening 27 November 2004
30 November 2004 to 30 January 2005

Exhibition  →

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