Don’t Miss – Zürich: Peter Fischli/David Weiss at Eva Presenhuber through July 31, 2009

July 21st, 2009

Untitled (Sleeping puppets) Fischli/Weiss Eva Presenhuber
Untitled (Sleeping Puppets), Peter Fischli/David Weiss at Eva Presenhuber

The Eva Presenhuber gallery in Zürich is currently showcasing works by Peter Fischli and David Weiss.  The gallery has previously worked with the duo in 2005 and 2007.  The show will feature video, sculpture, photography and more by the duo. One of the videos being shown is a short film where the artists are wearing animal costumes yet assume roles and engage in experiences that stay within the realms of humans.  The show closes on July 31.

Related links:
The Odd Couple – Interview with Peter Fischli and David Weiss [Frieze]

Eva Presenhuber

Chain Peter Fischli David Weiss Eva Presenhuber
Chain, Peter Fischli/David Weiss. Via Eva Presenhuber

more images and story after the jump…

The collaboration of Peter Fischli and David Weiss dates back to 1979, both Zürich born, they are among the most renowned contemporary artists in Switzerland.  Their works explore an array of artistic mediums: film, photography, sculpture and media installations.  International fame came to the artists with the film “The Way Things Go”- a documentation of a chain reaction that functions similarly to a Rube Goldberg machine.  Since then, parallels have been drawn between their and Jean Tinguely’s (a Swiss painter and sculptor best known for his kinetic art) work. The employment of irony and calculated chance in the works of Fischli and Weiss may be cause of references made by art critics to Dadaist ideals.

Exhibition View at Gallery Eva Presenhuber Video by Fischli and Weiss
Exhibition view at Eva Presenhuber Gallery

Table Peter Frischli David Weiss Eva Presenhuber
Table, Peter Fischli/David Weiss. Exhibition view at Eva Presenhuber

Brick Peter Fischli David Weiss Eva Presnhuber
Brick, Peter Fischli/ David Weiss at Eva Presenhuber

Untitled (Flowers FW1/83) Peter Fischli David Weiss Eva Presenhuber
Untitled (Flowers FW 1/83) Peter Fischli and David Weiss at Eva Presenhuberhb

Untitled (Concrete Landscape) Peter Fischli David Weiss Eva Presenhuber
Untitled (Concrete Landscape) Peter Fischli/David Weiss. Via Eva Presenhuber

untitled (COncrete Landscape) Peter Fischli David Weiss Eva Presenhuber
Untitled (Concrete Landscape) Peter Fischli/David Weiss. Via Eva Presenhuber

Untitled (FLowers FW 1/63) Peter Fischli David Weiss Eva Presenhuber
Untitled (Flowers FW 1/63) Peter Fischli/David Weiss at Eva Presenhuber

Untitled Peter Fischli David Weiss Eva Presenhuber
Untitled, Peter Fischli/David Weiss at Eva Presenhuber

Exhibition View Peter Fischli David Weiss Eva Presenhuber
Exhibition view at Eva Presenhuber Gallery (Displayed are works by Peter Fischli and David Weiss). Via Eva Presenhuber