On 9 December the Foundation offers a free guided tour of the Re-Materialization of Language. 1978-2022 exhibition with the curators Andrea Viliani and Cristiana Perrella at 7 PM. Following at 8 PM there will take place the performance by Tomaso Binga.

Peter Wächtler - UP THE HEAVIES

Curated by Vincenzo de Bellis

12.10.2019 — 15.08.2020


The solo show of Peter Wächtler is the second commission project that the Antonio Dalle Nogare Foundation trusts to an emerging artist. This project will cover the whole ground floor of the building in Rafenstein Street.


Invited to conceive a site-specific project for the this space and the surrounding context of the city and the region, Wächtler came visiting a few times during the year; he studied the places and the production sites which inspired him to realise an exhibition project that comprises sculpture, photography, painting and video.


The result is a complex show where the artist underlines some key aspects of his practice: the interest for traditional artistic techniques and craftsmanship; the need for a narrative structure, similar to the one of a tale (Wächtler is a writer too) and the ability to switch freely from one expressive medium to another. All those media become part of a tale where the personal mixes with the impersonal, the subjective with the objective, the real with the surreal or the irreal.


With the support of Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano and Comune di Bolzano.

Installation view, Peter Wächtler “Up the Heavies”, Ph.: Jürgen Eheim

Peter Wächtler works in a variety of media: bronze and ceramics, text, drawings and video. But in many ways ‘stories’ could be described as his main artistic material. His works often evoke a narration, with animals or human figures in animated states. They are made in ways that use and adapt elements of fiction, folklore and pop culture, relating to specific traditions and common tales, and materialize the ways of telling a story as much as the story itself.


Wächtler (b. 1979 Hannover, Germany) lives and works in Berlin. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin; MUKHA, Antwerp; Chisenhale Gallery, London and Renaissaince Society, Chicago, among others.

Orso, 2019; Lupo, 2019, Details, Peter Wächtler “Up the Heavies”, Ph.: Jürgen Eheim

Details, Peter Wächtler “Up the Heavies”, Ph.: Jürgen Eheim

To learn more about the exhibition read the following article published on Spike Magazine.



By clicking on the link you can watch the movie “Untitled (Vampire)” by Peter Wächtler until January 21, 2021. It comes with an interview of the artist by Florence Ostende.




Engl Dietlinde, Alberto Zocchi, Margherita de Pilati, Alessandro Rabottini, Lars Friedrich, Opening "Peter Wächtler: Up the Heavies", Ph.: Tiberio Sorvillo

Opening "Peter Wächtler: Up the Heavies", Ph.: Tiberio Sorvillo

Peter Wächtler, Antonio Dalle Nogare, Opening "Peter Wächtler: Up the Heavies", Ph.: Tiberio Sorvillo

Opening "Peter Wächtler: Up the Heavies", Ph.: Tiberio Sorvillo



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