September 13, 2018 - Kunstmuseum Bern - Ferdinand Hodler: Hodler//Parallelism
September 13, 2018

Kunstmuseum Bern

Ferdinand Hodler, Thunersee mit Niesen, 1910. Oil on linen, 105.5 x 83 cm. Private collection, Schweiz. © Peter Schälchli, Zürich.

Ferdinand Hodler
Hodler//Parallelism
September 14, 2018–January 13, 2019

Opening: September 13, 6:30pm

Kunstmuseum Bern
Hodlerstrasse 12
3011 Bern
Switzerland
Hours: Tuesday 10am–9pm,
Wednesday–Sunday 10am–5pm

T +41 31 328 09 44
F +41 31 328 09 55
info@kunstmuseumbern.ch

www.kunstmuseumbern.ch

Ferdinand Hodler
Hodler//Parallelism
September 14, 2018–January 13, 2019

Opening: September 13, 6:30pm

Kunstmuseum Bern
Hodlerstrasse 12
3011 Bern
Switzerland
Hours: Tuesday 10am–9pm,
Wednesday–Sunday 10am–5pm

T +41 31 328 09 44
F +41 31 328 09 55
info@kunstmuseumbern.ch

www.kunstmuseumbern.ch

Hodler//Parallelism
Ferdinand Hodler, born in Bern and died in Geneva, was one of Switzerland’s most renowned painters already during his lifetime—2018 is the centenary year of his death. To mark this date, the Kunstmuseum Bern, jointly with the Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genève, is mounting a special exhibition that investigates this remarkable painter from the novel perspective of parallelism. The show is neither a retrospective nor a themed exhibition. Instead it centers on the simple, lucid, and effective theory of parallelism—a principle of composition that seeks revelation in the order of nature. Thus trees that line a path, clouds, mountains mirrored in a lake, or a group of people are arranged in parallel patterns, patterns that the artist enhances by means of symmetry and repetition. Hodler developed this theory for his art on the basis of a deliberately simplified understanding of the cosmos and created a powerful and unique visual vocabulary.

Curators
Nina Zimmer, Laurence Madeline

Press contact
Maria-Teresa Cano, press@kunstmuseumbern.ch, T +41 31 328 09 44

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