Collection Buchfalter, 2015, Buchcoverschmetterlinge gerahmt, 85 x 110 x 7 cm
Mes Amis, 2017, Bücher auf T-Balken, Masse variabel
Literary Smoke - Marguerite Duras, 2016, Buchcover auf Zigarettenpackung
Pharmacie littéraire, 2016, Buchinnentitelseiten auf Flacons, Tabletten und Flüssigkeiten in Apothekerschrank, 160 x 200 x 50 cm
Cactus succulentus literally, 2015, Bücher fixiert und lackiert auf Möbel, 160 x 40 x 40 cm
Buchfalter - Mickey Spillane, 2014, Buchcoverschmetterlinge auf Colorprint, gerahmt, 130 x 90 x 7 cm
Novels - Nana | Novels - Lolita | Novels - Justine, 2017, Slips geschneidert aus Buchtextseiten, gerahmt, 37 x 50 cm
Collection Silva, I | Collection Silva, II | Collection Silva, III, 2016, Bücher auf MDF, je 90 x 63 x 4 cm
Literary Smoke - Shaw, 2017, Buchumschlag auf Zigarettenpackung, gerahmt, 25 x 25 x 4 cm
 

For a long time, the russian-american writer Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) exerts a great fascination on the artist Peter Wüthrich. Nabokov, who became famous in the 1950s and caused a sensation with his novel "Lolita", was besides his activity as author as well a passionate butterfly researcher. He had an immense collection of such insects and discovered 20 kinds of butterflies himself.

Both the author's novel and his passion for collecting exotic butterflies are the inspiring material for Peter Wüthrich. In the exhibition "Deep Storage Reloaded" the artist shows current objects, drawings and installations. He refer directly to Nabokov in two works. In the work "Humbert Humbert (2015)" the writing of the novel "Lolita" becomes the all-over of a draped bed linen. The printed paper transforms into soft fabric. "Collection Buchfalter (2015)" is a reminiscent of a prepared insect box. The work consists of differently sized and colored paper butterflies, which Wüthrich cuts from illustrated covers of pocket books and arranges like a lepidopterologist in color and form in an showcase. The "pharmacies littéraires" are made from old pharmacy closets. The bottles labeled with titles of world literacy promise a humorous remedy for medical problems. The "Literary Portraits" are works on paper, which also refer to classics of the world or trivial literature. Peter Wüthrich works here with brushes and color pencil in a free manner. The abstract wall works of the serie "Collection Silva" are more conceptual. The artist realizes almost monochrome works, which recall the tradition of concrete art and Minimal Art.

For his works, Peter Wüthrich has been using books since the beginning of the 1990s. He arranges them into installations or transforms them into objects. All components of the medium are used: book cover, title page, bay titles and pages and bookmarks. The book is both an information carrier and a physical object for the artist. Peter Wüthrich plays with the many facets of the book and lends him a poetic and humorous note.

The title of the exhibition refers to the group exhibition "Deep Storage. Arsenale der Erinnerung", at which was shown 1997 in the Haus der Kunst Munich and the Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf. Peter Wüthrich (*1962) lives and works in Bern. He regularly exhibits in institiutions in Switzerland and abroad (for example Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Kunsthaus Zürich, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Haus der Kunst München, Kunstverein Freiburg, Centre Pompidou Paris, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea Santiago de Compostela, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Musée d' Art Moderne Luxembourg, University Museum of Contemporary Art Massachusetts, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya).



Archiv Bern/PROGR:
Peter Soriano Snowmelt 2019
Elsbeth Böniger - Prozesse 2004-2019
Filip Haag - Malerei und Zeichnung 2019
Pascal Danz - Works on Paper 2019
Bodo Korsig - Escape from Memory 2019
Kotscha Reist - Comptoire de Mystic 2019
Martin Kasper
Reto Camenisch 2018
Christian Denzler 2018
Martin Kasper - Im Wechsel 2018
Matchpoint 2018
Andrea Heller / Dominik Stauch 2018
Porter à l'envers 2018
Alfred Hofkunst 2018
Silvia Gertsch - Captured 2018
Winter Story 2017
Böniger / Indermühle 2017
Sereina Steinemann 2017
Xerxes Ach - inside outside 2017
Christian Indermühle - Glarea 2017
Peter Wüthrich 2017
Samuel Blaser - Skip the Pit Stop 2017
Filip Haag - Ins Auge 2017
Kotscha Reist - Painting As Usual 2017
Pascal Danz - Vor der Reise 2016
Laurent Schmid 2016
Freyschmidt/Merkisch/à Wengen 2016
Aquaréelles 2016
Com&Com - New works 2016
Reto Leibundgut - Clementine 2016
Erich Weiss feat. Otto Tschumi 2016
ABOUT PAINTING - PART II 2016
Dominik Stauch 2015
Christian Denzler - Neue Arbeiten 2015
Bodo Korsig - No regrets 2015
Filip Haag - Abrakadie & mehr 2015
Kotscha Reist 2015
Samuel Blaser 2015
Pascal Danz 2015
Elsbeth Böniger - Structures 2015
Catching Moments 2014
Now and Here 2014
(Hi)stories 2014
Summerproject 14
Com&Com - Sky 2014
Katia Bourdarel 2014
Otto Tschumi - Variationen 2014
Lorenz Spring - Spring im Winter 2014
En-lighted 2013
Reto Leibundgut 2013
Patterns 2013
Filip Haag - Oder nach Absprache 2013
Mit dem Körper sehen 2013
Samuel Blaser - Diptycha 2013
Originally Bern 2013
Zwischenspiel: PROGR In-House 2013
Kotscha Reist - Old Ideas 2013
Pascal Danz 2013
Dominik Stauch - Rhinestones 2012
Tiefen Wirkungen 2012
Summerproject 2012
On paper 2012
Com&Com - Clouds 2012
Arno Nollen 2012
Locking glass 2012
Raffaela Chiara - Transformer Kit 2012
X Years 2011
Dominik Stauch - Breathless 2011
Marius Lüscher 2011
Reto Leibundgut - Flora 2011
Kotscha Reist - Painting Life 2011
Microcosmes 2011
Elsbeth Böniger 2011
Laurent Schmid - Rope Tricks 2010
Reto Camenisch 2010
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