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David Weiss | the artist



The artist David Weiss
Born 1946, Zurich, Switzerland.
Died 27 april 2012, Zurich, .
Style and technique of the artist: Roswitha Haftmann Prize, Installation art, Sculpture Objects, Sydney Biennale, Wolfgang Hahn Prize,

Peter Fischli and David Weiss have been working together since 1979. For their works they use simple everyday objects. Their humorous treatment of the various philosophical and theoretical ideas that try and find an explanation for our world is a theme that runs through all their works. By making slight alterations, artistically manipulating, or by changing the perspective, they take objects out of their normal context, enticing our thoughts to stray and see things in a different light. In their work they reflect our everyday life with its obsession for philosophizing theories and speculations.


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Carnegie Museum.

Peter Fischli and David Weiss have been collaborating since 1979 on a body of work that humorously celebrates the sheer banality of everyday existence. As contemporary flaneurs, they observe their world with bemused detachment, reveling in the mundane and turning every undertaking into a leisure activity…

Peter Fischli David Weiss, Pilze (Mushrooms), 1998, Projection, 162 color slides

«Fragen & Blumen» heisst die Retrospektive von Peter Fischli (*1952) und David Weiss (*1946), die seit 1979 zusammenarbeiten, und seither wesentlich das internationale Renommee der zeitgenössischen Schweizer Kunst geprägt haben…

SFMOMA