Susi+Ueli Berger. Kunst am Bau und im öffentlichen Raum 1968–2008

Susi + Ueli Berger. Kunst am Bau und im öffentlichen Raum 1968–2008

Work­ing col­lab­o­ra­tively or on their own, the graphic designer Susi Berger-Wyss (1938–2019) and artist and designer Ueli Berger (1937–2008) have cre­ated a mul­ti­fac­eted artis­tic and design oeuvre that spans graphic design, paint­ing, sculp­ture, as well as fur­ni­ture that has attained the status of the clas­sic. One cen­tral con­cern in their prac­tice was art in con­struc­tion and in public spaces as well as colour and signal con­cepts. Cre­at­ing up to 120 drafts and 70 fin­ished works, they shaped this field in Switzer­land for five decades. Among the most famous works are Chri­bel (1986), which is located in front of the head­quar­ters of the Swiss insur­ance com­pany Mobil­iar in Bern; the now sadly no longer extant Hom­mage an das Milchgässli (1982) in front of the Bern train sta­tion; and the play sculp­tures in Baar and Güm­li­gen (1971). For the first time this side of the work of Susi and Ueli Berger will be roundly cel­e­brated and hon­oured with a large-scale exhi­bi­tion and an accom­pa­ny­ing publication.

Pub­lished by Raf­fael Dörig, Mirjam Fis­cher and Anna Nieder­häuser in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Simon Stalder, Dan Reusser and the asso­ci­a­tion U+S Berger Design/Kunst.

With texts by Yasmin Afschar, Gabriela Burkhal­ter, Raf­fael Dörig, Mirjam Fis­cher, Ronny Hardliz, Franz Krähen­bühl, Anna Nieder­häuser and Konrad Tobler.

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Schei­deg­ger & Spiess
1st edi­tion, 2022
Soft­cover, 336 pages, 423 colour and 125 bw illustrations
22 x 28 cm
ISBN 978–3‑03942–108‑4
CHF 49.- + Ship­ping costs
Susi + Ueli Berger. Kunst am Bau und im öffentlichen Raum 1968–2008