This unique book, developed in collaboration with the artists, accompanies a major, touring retrospective exhibition and is the most extensive visual record of their extraordinarily varied work yet published. The writers featured include critics, curators, cultural commentators, artists and filmmakers, bringing a variety of voices to bear on a career that defies boundaries as easily as it evades simple classification.
Texts by Boris Groys, John Waters, Iwona Blazwick, Francesco Bonami
, Alison M. Gingeras, Daniel Birnbaum
, Robert Fleck
, Claire Bishop, Tacita Dean, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
, Nancy Spector, Christy Lange, Max Küng
, Lynne Cooke, Renate Goldmann, Frederic Tuten, Beat Wyss, Stefan Zweifel, Arthur C. Danto, Thomas Kapielski, John Kelsey
, Hans Ulrich Obrist
, Andres Lutz, Patrick Frey
, Bice Curiger, Mark Godfrey, Vincent Pécoil
, Valentin Groebner, Jörg Heiser
, Veit Loers and Max Wechsler.
Peter Fischli (born 1952 in Zurich) and David Weiss (born 1946 in Zurich, died on 27 April 2012) have been collaborating since 1979 on a body of work that humorously celebrates the sheer banality of everyday existence. Indebted to Dada
, Pop Art
, and Conceptual Art
, utilising a variety of media including photography, film, video, artists' books, installation and sculpture, their work playfully ignores the traditional distinction between high and low art, while at the same time commenting on the human condition. Fischli & Weiss have represented Switzerland at the Venice Biennale several times during their career.
See also: David Weiss
Edited by Bice Curiger, Peter Fischli, David Weiss.
Published in collaboration with the Kunsthaus Zurich.
published in 2006
16,5 x 23,5 cm (softcover)
352 pages (182 colour ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-905770-08-7
EAN : 9783905770087