Peter Fischli David Weiss
May 15–July 28, 2007
Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are pleased to present the photographic series Equilibres by Peter Fischli and David Weiss at their Munich Gallery.
In their work, the artists employ a wide variety of artistic means of expression, ranging from film, photography and artists’ books to sculptures and multimedia installations. They 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.
The photographs Equilibres were created in the years 1984 and 1986. It is a series of 82 black-and-white and colour photographs showing assemblages of everyday objects. The attention is drawn to a dizzying construction, with gravity seemingly working in reverse, creating a state of suspension which cancels the weight and the value of the individual components. This is also summarized in the subheading of the Equilibres of Peter Fischli and David Weiss: „Am schönsten ist das Gleichgewicht, kurz bevor’s zusammenbricht.“ („Balance is most beautiful just before it collapses.“)