Peter Fischli & David Weiss

The artist duo Peter Fischli & David Weiss has been working together since 1979. Their practice revolves around visual clichés, scenes from ordinary life and everyday objects, such as kitchen appliances or foodstuff. Humor is a given in their work. Their best-known work is the film Der Lauf der Dinge (1987), a 30-minute chain reaction of objects flying through the room, crashing together and exploding over a studio.

Solo exhibitions by Fishli & Weiss were held at the Guggenheim, New York; Tate Modern in Londen; the Serpentine Gallery, London; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

The pair exhibited in some of the most important institutions and museums worldwide including Serpentine Galleries, London; Musée d’art moderne et contemporain Geneva; Centre Pompidou, Metz; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam; Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City and the Rencontres d’Arles festival, France. Fishli and Weiss participated in Documenta 8 in 1987. In 1995, Fishli and Weiss represented Switzerland at the Venice Biennale. In 1997, they participated in Skulptur Projekte Münster. In that same year, they partook in Documenta X. In 2003, they were included in the Utopia Station exhibition of the Venice Biennale curated by Rirkrit Tiravanija for which they won the leone’ d’oro for best work.

The artist duo Peter Fischli & David Weiss is represented by the following galleries;
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Sprüth Magers, Berlin / London / Los Angeles

Skarstedt Gallery, New York / London

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York / Los Angeles

Peter Fischli & David Weiss
Fischli Weiss in 2008 (Photo by Jens Ressing. Courtesy of European Pressphoto Agency)

works by Peter Fischli & David Weiss

Peter Fischli & David Weiss - Untitled, Zurich Airport 2000 - 2007

Peter Fischli & David Weiss

Untitled, Zurich Airport 2000

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