Ueli Berger – Alles in Allem

Ueli Berger – Alles in Allem

Works on Paper 1967–2007

This book provides an overview of Ueli Berger’s oeuvre on paper, featuring his drawings, photographs, and prints.



Title Information

Edited by Matthias Frehner and Claudine Metzger. Essays by Matthias Frehner, Elisabeth Grossmann, and Claudine Metzger

1st edition

, 2007


112 pages, 111 color illustrations

18 x 26 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-191-2

In cooperation with Museum of Fine Arts Bern


Ueli Berger (1937–2008) is not just an important Swiss artist but a true Renaissance man. He has worked as an architect, sculptor, designer, and video artist, and has lectured at both the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and the School of Design in Bern. His work has appeared in a number of single and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout Switzerland and Germany. Ueli Berger—Alles in Allem provides an overview of Ueli Berger’s body of work on paper from 1967 to 2007, documenting his independent works—drawings, photographs, photomontages, prints, and etchings—as well as sketches and project drawings for installations.
The first and only available study dedicated to Berger in English, this volume captures the great variety of styles, media, and materials that characterize the artist’s vast creative output and investigates the fluid interrelation between room, line, and space that distinguish his work. With its lavish illustrations and astute essays by Matthias Frehner, Elisabeth Grossman, and Claudine Metzger, this authoritative look at an influential Swiss artist will interest contemporary art aficionados and those studying paper as a medium of expression.

The book was published to coincide with an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Bern.

Authors & Editors

Matthias Frehner

, born 1955, has been appointed director of Museum of Fine Arts Bern in 2002. After reading art history, German literature and archaeology at University of Zürich he has been curator of Oskar Reinhart Collection “Am Römerholz” in Winterthur (1988–96) and art editor with major Swiss daily newspaper Neuen Zürcher Zeitung (1996–2002).

Elisabeth Grossmann

Claudine Metzger

, born 1967, read art history, ethnology, and modern history at the University of Zürich. She has been a curator and in charge of the collection of prints and drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts in Bern since 2005.