The Swiss artist Peter Wüthrich exhibits his work on the HEC Paris Campus

18 March 2012

As part of his artist-in-residence program, from 22 March to 25 April 2012, HEC Paris’ ‘Espace d'art contemporain’ (Contemporary Art Space) will welcome Peter Wüthrich and his exhibition, ‘The Butterfly Effect.’

The opening of the exhibition will take place on 21 March, in the presence of Bernard Ramanantsoa, Dean of HEC Paris.

Composed of a multitude of butterflies, cut out of multi-colored book covers, Peter Wüthrich’s work is inspired by the basic principles of the chaos theory, also known as the theory of complexity. Although at first glance seemingly “light fare” or perhaps even “almost too pretty”, Peter Wüthrich's butterflies are so extraordinarily profound and complex that a conventional analysis based on a series of logical facts within a linear development is nearly impossible. We quickly discover the amount of unsuspected references and connections: world literature and popular fiction, art and kitsch, religion, philosophy and mythology, politics, science and superstition. Before discovering his interest in butterflies, Peter Wüthrich dedicated almost 20 years of his work to angels. In 2008, he presented the project “The angels of Paris,” both in Paris and on the HEC Campus.

The works which are to be exhibited from 22 March suggest a new stage in Peter Wüthrich’s artistic development: making art from books.

Peter Wüthrich was born in 1962 in Bern (Switzerland) where he lives and works.
Presentation of the exhibition by Gérard A. Goodrow


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