Peter Fischli David Weiss
March 2–April 13, 2013
Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are delighted to present an exhibition of work by Peter Fischli and David Weiss. The solo presentation will display a cross-fading installation of photographs showing views of airports. Beside this work, four sculptures are on view.
Peter Fischli and David Weiss began collaborating in the mid 1970’s and have since developed an influential position within contemporary art. The artistic duo have worked closely with Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers for over three decades, presenting one of their first solo exhibitions at Monika Sprüth Galerie in Cologne in 1983. Their focus of artistic investigation is the unspectacular aspects of domestic life, employing a wide variety of creative means of expression, ranging from film, photography and artists’ books, to sculptures and multimedia installations. The artists adapt everyday objects and situations which they place – not without humour or irony – in an artistic context, thus raising philosophical and theoretical questions regarding the explanation of the world.