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Arnold Odermatt, Stansstad, 1964 © Urs Odermatt, Windisch

Solo Exhibition


Arnold Odermatt

Opening: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 15-20h
Exhibition: March 14 – May 6, 2017
Film Screening of »Lopper«: Friday, April 7, 2017, 19-20h (Facebook Event)
Book presentation by Hartmann Books: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 15-18h,
with a reading at 17h. Please RSVP for the reading until April 25th via
moc.s1571834052tcejo1571834052rpnna1571834052mtrah1571834052@ofni1571834052 or ed.re1571834052gnirp1571834052seire1571834052lag@e1571834052ciffo1571834052
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 12-18h, Sat 12-15h
Extended opening hours for Gallery Weekend Berlin 2017 (April 28 – 30):
Fri & Sat 12-20h, Sun 12-16h
Admission free


In the forthcoming exhibition, Galerie Springer Berlin presents selected works by Arnold Odermatt from “Feierabend” (After Work), which has been published by Steidl Verlag at the end of last year. The book includes photographic series of objects and people from within the photographer’s environment, such as funiculars, cattle trade, village events and portraits.

The artist was born in 1925 in Oberdorf in the Swiss canton Nidwalden. In 1948, Odermatt joined the police service of and retired in 1990.  From the very beginning of his time in service, he took photos of the numerous collisions, which he witnessed in his line of work but he also photographed colleagues and family.

At the beginning of the 1990s, his son, the director Urs Odermatt, discovered decades of archived traffic accidents while researching a film. Impressed by the quality of the works, he was promoted to publisher of all of Arnold Odermatt’s hitherto published books. The books “Karambolage”, “On Duty”, and “Off Duty”were published by Steidl Press, following by “Feierabend” (After Work) in Autumn 2016.

In 2001, Harald Szeemann presented a selection of 32 works by Odermatt at the Venice Biennale. Thereafter followed numerous international solo and group exhibitions. The works of Arnold Odermatt can be found in many international collections and museums. The artist lives and works in Stans.

Event Details

Fasanenstraße 13, 10623 Berlin, Germany