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Peter Fischli | the artist



The artist Peter Fischli
Born 1952, Zurich, Switzerland.

Style and technique of the artist: Roswitha Haftmann Prize, Installation art, Sculpture Objects, Sydney Biennale, Wolfgang Hahn Prize,

Since the late 1970s, Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss have participated in a collaborative art practice that engages the most humble of everyday objects in a display of spectacle and bravura.


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In a Restless World

Since the late 1970s the artists have consistently captivated and amused audiences with their extraordinary transformations of the commonplace. Fischli and Weiss work across a wide range of media and this exhibition presents their sculpture, installation, moving image and photography…

“To be frank, there is nothing more superficial than pictures of flowers. Yet by the same token, there is nothing more beautiful than a garden in bloom.” Or so Zurich-based artistic tandem, Peter Fischli and David Weiss would have it. Their claim comes as a bit of a surprise in light of the fact that over the last few years they seem to have concerned themselves almost encyclopedically with flower motifs. And to be even more frank, there is nothing more trivial than double exposures – that first attempt by budding amateur photographers to be artistic. Serious artists simply do not do such things, or, if there is no way of avoiding it, then at least with Photoshop onscreen. Fischli/Weiss have to pass here, too…