Peter Fischli David Weiss: Should I paint a pirate ship on my car with an armed figure on it holding a decapitated head by the hair?




This exhibition will present a concise overview of the artists’ extraordinary transformations of the commonplace in the form of three seminal works from throughout their collaborative career.

At the centre of this exhibition is the large-format sculptural installation The Raft. The work is made entirely of polyurethane; a material Fischli Weiss first began using for their sculptures in the early 1980s. Polyurethane was originally used mostly in film productions, where it was employed as a component in props and scenery construction. This choice of material situates the installation in the realm of the workshop and labour, a subject the artists explored from the outset of their work together.

At the centre of this exhibition is the large-format sculptural installation The Raft. The work is made entirely of polyurethane; a material Fischli Weiss first began using for their sculptures in the early 1980s. Polyurethane was originally used mostly in film productions, where it was employed as a component in props and scenery construction. This choice of material situates the installation in the realm of the workshop and labour, a subject the artists explored from the outset of their work together.

On view in the gallery’s lower level is Kanalvideo (1992), a soundless, 60-minute video of footage from a camera advancing through an empty sewer pipe.

Duration 17 January 2020 - 14 March 2020
Times Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm
Cost Free
Venue Sprüth Magers (London)
Address 7A Grafton Street, London, W1S 4EJ
Contact / info@spruethmagers.com / www.spruethmagers.com

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