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Peter Fischli & David Weiss: Equilibres [Hardcover]

By Peter Fischli (Photographer) & David Weiss (Photographer)
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The Swiss collaborators Fischli & Weiss have said of this early series of color and black-and-white photographs, "Balance is most beautiful just shortly before it collapses." Indeed their tense arrangements of household miscellany often look on the verge of falling, or are caught in the process. The only texts included with them are associative titles, including Natural Grace, (a spatula on a plate on a wine bottle on an apple on a cup), The Fart (chairs on Coke bottles and aerosol cans), and Invisible Power, (showing one end of a paper construction held aloft by the breeze from a small fan). Many of the constructions appear under several titles, in several styles: Completion, when shot in grainy, starkly lit black-and-white, becomes Honor, Courage, Confidence, and in close-up, Can I , May I, Do Anything? On the page, these often elaborate and expansive objects acquire an incidental quality that makes them both more real and more transient. Ultimately, the only evidence of their existence is these images. While a small selection of these works appeared in the artist's book Quiet Afternoon, most have never before been published in any form.

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Pages   168
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 8" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   1.6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2007
Publisher   Walther Konig
ISBN  3865601502  
ISBN13  9783865601506  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Peter Fischli and David Weiss were both born in Zurich, Switzerland--Fischli in 1952 and Weiss in 1946. They began to work collaboratively in 1979, and had their first solo exhibition in 1981 at the Galerie Balkon in Geneva. Solo exhibitions of their work have been organized by the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among others. They represented Switzerland in both the 1995 and 2003 Venice Biennales, winning the Golden Lion award in 2003, and were included in the 1987 and 1997 Documentas. They live and work in Zurich.

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Exquisite, Gutsy  Aug 13, 2008
Like all of Fischli and Weiss' books, this book-long sequence of photographs and witty captions is both youthful and cerebral.

Each time I pull it off the shelf I have a new experience. The closest analogue is that of the novel or the memory of reading a novel, experiencing that.

These two artists are the masters of squeezing blood from stones. In this work I identify (with) an understanding of the clunkiness of photography as a medium. They interrogate this but not in an antagonistic way. Like two friends playing a game.

Each still life is accompanied by a title that functions as caption. Sometimes the same arrangement of objects is photographed multiple times, each time receiving a different title. Each still life gives its own feeling, which the titles enhance or supplement. A compare/contrast exercise but also a study of the feelings we can project onto objects, the anthropomorphic qualities of objects. As extensions of our bodies, photographs.

Watching the arrangements' form, perceiving their equilibrium inside the picture space and its composition, the balance between the equilibrium of objects and picture space...

The result is a warm exchange between the viewer and the artists.

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