Christian Indermühle


28.2. – 16.5.2020

Opening Thursday 27th of February 2020 18-20h


Christian Indermühle, «Talsenke auf Insel Sumba», 2019, 175 x 143.5 cm
Christian Indermühle, «Mondsamen-Wildwuchs Insel Sumba», 2019, 195 x 150 cm
Christian Indermühle, «Zündhölzliwald auf Sumatra», 2019, 139.5 x 110 cm
Christian Indermühle, «Johannisbrotgewächs Insel Timor», 2019, 110 x 139.5 cm
Christian Indermühle, «Baumkrone mit Parasiten, franz. Guyana», 2016, 175 x 143.5 cm
Christian Indermühle, «Vedute einer Vegetation Insel Borneo», 2019, 143.5 x 175 cm

Christian Indermühle (1945 Bern) grew up in Bern and Aarau as the grandson of the famous architect and master builder Karl Arnold Indermühle. He completed his architecture studies at the cantonal technical center in Burgdorf and then took over the architectural offices Karl and Peter Indermühle in Bern. From 1982 he worked intensively with photography and attended a free study of photography at New York University. This is followed by his first solo exhibitions in galleries and institutions.

Christian Indermühle's photography is characterized by his profession as an architect and landscapes that stretch halfway around the world. His original, elementary landscape pictures, which are removed from almost all of the signs of the present, form a central point in his photographic works. In recent years, motifs from the Far East have been added; they come from various trips that led to the Indian Mill to Burma, Buthan, China, Vietnam, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain.
Indermühle's photographs are strikingly deserted. This opens up the view for the structure and texture of the inanimate materials as well as for the locations and building sites of nature and culture.

With his impressive photographs evoking landscapes or architecture of an intoxicating beauty, Christian Indermühle immortalises nature and culture coexisting equally alongside each other. All these images introduce a new aesthetic language into his works. He keeps visiting mysterious places in order to capture their atmospheric lighting effects. The pictures turn into archetypes as it were, into colossal and timeless documents of the world, attesting to the artist‘s interest in the varied forms of becoming and passing away.

Christian Indermühle shows new photographs, which were taken during his trips to the Indonesian islands. As if enraptured, the landscapes reveal an intoxicating beauty. He amazed a few years ago with night shots from the Alps, in which only the diffuse moonlight illuminated the snow-covered mountain slopes, this year it is primarily jungle shots.

Archiv Bern/PROGR:
Dong / Steinemann 2020
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
Archiv Bern
Archiv Thun