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Paying tribute to an artistic partnership ofmore than 30 years, this richly illustratedbook explores Peter Fischli and David Weiss'sacclaimed and influential body of work, knownfor its sly humor and profound meditations onthe everyday. Throughout the course of their collaboration, Peter Fischliand David Weiss celebrated the sheer triviality of everydayexistence, observing the world with bemused detachment. Asthis book shows, their often humorous work offers a sustainedreflection on the intertwined strands of leisure, productivity,and playful absurdity that shape our lives. With its deliberatelymundane subject matter and quotidian source material,their work explores the poetics of banality in a wide range ofmediums, including photography, videos, slide projections,films, books, sculptures, and multimedia installations. Thisretrospective volume features an in-depth, illustrated survey ofthe artists' long history of collaboration, from the early SausageSeries (1979)--staged vignettes created in miniature using delimeats and various household items--to their last work, thelarge-scale public installation Rock on Top of Another Rock(2009-present), augmented by documentary images, notes onprocess, and interview excerpts culled from the artists' Zurichbasedarchives. A series of probing essays on their practice andthematic concerns rounds out this definitive account of Fischliand Weiss's vital contribution to contemporary art.
Number of Pages: 379
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Author: Nancy Spector
Street Date: February 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-5482
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