Morbus Infinitus & Subkutan

This book documents the two-part project that wiedemann/mettler collaborated on after the birth of their first child: Morbus Infinitus and Subkutan. – Out of print. Remainder copies available from the publisher.

 

 

Title Information

wiedemann/mettler. Essays by Kathleen Bühler, Gion Mathias Cavelty, Walter Reinhart, Ruth Schweikert, and Beat Stutzer

1st edition

, 2007

Text English and German

2 volume set, hardback (not available separately)

184 pages in total, 51 color illustrations

16 x 24 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-206-3

Content

Pascale Wiedemann is one of the most innovative Swiss artists to gain recent prominence. This book documents the two-part project that marked her reemergence onto the international art scene together with Daniel Mettler, her artistic collaborator and husband, after the birth of their first child: Morbus Infinitus and Subkutan. Both a retrospective and a reckoning of their artistic position, the double volume Morbus Infinitus & Subkutan also includes the couple’s latest work, a commission for a large Swiss hospital employing enigmatic photographs of the hospital as social biotope.

With essays by distinguished scholars Kathleen Bühler and Beat Stutzer that examine the couple’s work from both an art historical and literary perspective, this volume contains the first English discussion of wiedemann/mettler’s fascinating oeuvre. Morbus Infinitus & Subkutan takes its rightful place among books capturing the most cutting-edge and exciting photography and installation art being produced today.

Authors & Editors

Kathleen Bühler

, born 1968, is curator of contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Art Bern.

Gion Mathias Cavelty

Daniel Mettler

, born 1965, graduated in architecture from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich). He lives and works as an architect and independent artist in Zürich.

Ruth Schweikert

, born 1965 in Lörrach, Germany, is a freelance writer and novellist.

Beat Stutzer

, born 1950, read art history, history, and ethnology at University of Basel. He was director of Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur 1982–2011 and has been curator of the Segantini Museum in St. Moritz since 1998. He has curated many exhibitions and published widely on 19th and 20th century art.

Pascale Wiedemann

, born 1966, was educated at the School of Art and Design Zurich, Switzerland, (product design) and School of Applied Arts in Vienna (set design). She lives and works as an independent artist in Zürich.