Sommerprojekt: ‹glarea

Präsentation des Künstlerbuches

Christian Indermühle


Opening: 4.7.2017, 17-20h



The architect and photographer from Bern Christian Indermühle was during several years at different locations of the KIBAG, the swiss family business, which is the leading group in construction materials, construction and recycling divisions. He has not only captured precast concrete factories and gravel quarry at the different locations but also the industrial used landscapes were in the end of the cycle the gravel-pit returns to the nature. From over 2000 variegated pictures occurred the unique artistic Book glarea. glarea [glarea] is the definition of gravel or rough sand. And that is the beginning of a journey trough the landscape of gravel, metal, concrete and water with an empty Ledi - ship. Christian Indermühle considers in his pictures often details, which are not noticed in the daily work life, like the rest of the freight in the corners of the ship. The camera captures a deserted world, it seems extinct. Huge cliffs machined by humans helped by machines, which serve as model and not as a tool. Christian Indermühle achieved to stage a important component of nature and industry in a way, that sand, gravel, industry appear on the one hand documented, factual but at the same time aesthetic, poetic. The view of the observer is skillled guided and indicated details and repetitions. Christian Indermühle does not want to tell a story with his pictures but rather each photograph sands for itself.

Mathias Frehner counts the artistic book to one of the important contributions of the Swiss photographic scene. „Es ist von einem klaren Stilwillen geprägt, der auf Distanz und Konzentration beruht und das fotografische Motiv, wo immer möglich, aus seiner örtlichen und zeitlichen Fixierung heraushebt.“

The book contains an article by Mathias Frehner as well as an interview with Bernhard Bischoff, published by Alex Wassmer.

The Gallery Bischoff & Partner presents not only the book, as well as large-sized photographs from glarea. In addition there is an edition of smaller sizes.

Indermühle was born 1945 in Bern and he studied architecture in Burgdorf. After the adoption of the architecture firm Karl and Peter Indermühle he engaged with photography and studied at the New York University. The calibration between photography and architecture is fascinating staged in his pictures. Where someone could lose himself in the gravel landscape, Christian Indermühle captures the right detail with his trained look.

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Christian Indermühle 2020
Peter Wüthrich - Literary Ghost 2020
Dominik Stauch - Painkillers 2019
Xerxes Ach - Secret Colors 2019
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
Martin Kasper
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
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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