"Giant=Creation.Adolf Wölfli’s world" at Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern

17.05.2021 - general

The now internationally celebrated Bernese art-brut artist Adolf Wölfli (1864-1930) spent much of his life in the former Waldau Psychiatric Hospital. There he created his own artistic universe. Wölfli filled thousands of sheets of paper with pictures, patterns, words and musical notes: a total of over 25,000 pages, which he bundled into 45 booklets.

Those notebooks will for the first be shown in their entirety. The comprehensive presentation is complemented by a selection of his early pencil drawings as well as documentary material from the artist’s everyday life at the institution. The exhibition reveals the conditions under which Wölfli’s work was created and shows how he worked as an artist.

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Zentrum Paul Klee and the Adolf Wölfli Foundation.

13 June 2021, 3pm
"L'Art Brut: un art libre et affranchi des normes culturelles"
Visite of the exhibition with Sarah Lombardi, director of the Collection de l'Art Brut, and Fabienne Eggelhöfer, curator at Zentrum Paul Klee.

21.05. – 15.08.21
Monument im Fruchtland 3
case postale
3001 Berne

Mar – Dim 10h – 17h