Peter Fischli & David Weiss (Contemporary Artists (Phaidon))

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Fischli and Weiss are highly prestigious, bluechip contemporary artists who work with sculpture, photography and video, positioned at the very cutting edges of new art. They represented Switzerland in the Venice Biennales of 1995 and 2003, and won the Leone d'Oro prize in the latter for their slideshow Will Happiness Find Me? is an air of quiet unpredictability. The mood of the work ranges from the humorous (a clay figure group of 1981, for example, entitled Mick Jagger and Brian Jones Going Home Satisfied after Composing 'I Can't Get No Satisfaction'); to the banal (a photographic series devoted to Airports); and even the apparently invisible (their Untitled installation, simulating through minutely detailed polyurethane sculptures an unfinished exhibition site). the Quiet Afternoon series, photographs of miraculously balanced objects. The pair's work also seems able to overcome the constraints of time and space, for example in their apparently endless journeys, resulting in the innumerable Visible World picture-postcard photographs of cities all over the world. With a truly unique body of work which is sometimes childishly thrown together, sometimes a virtuoso triumph of sculpture and moving image, this is the first book to draw together the mystery and contradiction of Fischli & Weiss. include the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1992), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1988) and the Tate Modern, London (2005).

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Fleck is a freelance art critic and writer.

Arthur C. Danto is Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Columbia University. He is art critic for "The Nation "and the author of more than twenty books, including "Playing with the Edge: The Photographic Achievement of Robert Mapplethorpe "(California, 1996), "Encounters and Reflections: Art in the Historical Present "(California, 1995), and, now in paperback, "Beyond the Brillo Box: The Visual Arts in Post-Historical Perspective "(California, 1998).

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On the Contemporary Artists Series "The boldest, best executed, and most far-reaching publishing project devoted to contemporary art. These books will revolutionize the way contemporary art is presented and written about."-Artforum "The combination of intelligent analysis, personal insight, useful facts and plentiful pictures is a superb format invaluable for specialists but also interesting for casual readers, it makes these books a must for the library of anyone who cares about contemporary art."-Time Out "A unique series of informative monographs on individual artists."-The Sunday Times "Gives the reader the impression of a personal encounter with the artists. Apart from the writing which is lucid and illuminating, it is undoubtedly the wealth of lavish illustrations which makes looking at these books a satisfying entertainment."-The Art Book

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Book Description Phaidon Press Ltd, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Peter Fischli and David Weiss are a Swiss artistic duo who first began working together in the late 1970s. Their internationally renowned sculpture, video and photographic works look at everyday life and its conceptions of beauty and pleasure, forming an innocent, unpredictable world utterly unique in contemporary artPeter Fischli and David Weiss work has been seen at such key international exhibitions as documenta 8 (1987) and X (1997), the Biennales of Sydney (1990, 1998) and Sao Paulo (1989) and the Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (1988), among many others. This is the first true monograph on this extraordinary pair, who will have a major retrospective of their work at the Tate Modern, London (2005-6)Fischli Weiss are represented by Spruth Magers Lee, 12 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DT, England, tel. +44 20 7491 0100, fax 20 7491 0200, and Matthew Marks Gallery, 523 West 24 St, New York, NY 10011Artist s residence: Zurich, Switzerland. Bookseller Inventory # AA99780714843230

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