Peter Fischli: *1952 in Zurich, Switzerland
David Weiss:*1946 in Zurich, Switzerland; †2012 in Zurich, Switzerland
Lived in Zurich, worked with photography, film, sculpture and installation
About the Work
Peter Fischli and David Weiss playfully subvert our understanding of reality in the photographs, sculptures, video installations and slideshows they have made over the past three decades. With wit and weight they posed overwhelmingly ordinary questions that undermine our perceptions and feelings, their carefree gravity cheerfully upsetting supposedly immutable assumptions.
The everyday world has been the subject matter of their work since the 1980s, as represented in countless variations and many different series: the Sausage Series, the Visible World, Flowers and Fungi, Unfinished Work as well as a host of clay, rubber and plaster sculptures.