Prominent Swiss artist duo, Fischli and Weiss.
Wielding comprehensive media, including videos and photographs, installations, they have created numerous number of works incorporating tranquil, mundane everyday life with humorous and philosophical views. The internationally acclaimed works of the artists were introduced in Asia for the first time in major scale at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazwa, in this winter. Coinciding with the exhibition, this book has published as a first collection book in Japan.
From one piece of junk to another, things set off a chain reaction through carefully and meticulously planned sequences in video work "The Way Things Go", dressed in a rat and bear and accuse the social system of its absurdity in films of "The Right Way" etc., and works in the series of "Sausage Photographs" and "Equilibres", Fischli Weiss's works unfolds unexpected stories especially when they get together with each their title.
The humorous but critical views on insecurity in everyday life as well as the flexible ideas and new, infinitive imagination, all charms of Fischli Weiss' works are compiled in this book, also with essays by three critics very acquainted with the artists.

 

Peter Fischli (1952-) David Weiss (1946-) Profile:
Both born and lives in Zurich. Started their cooperation in 1979, since then, they have continuously produced works together on "daily life" with their witty and flexible ideas, wielding various media.
Their work "Untitled (Questions)" first announced at the occasion of Venice Biennale in 2003 was awarded Golden Lion during the Biennale. Their exhibitions in Japan includes; 2008 Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama; 2009 "Waiting for Video" National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; 2010 "Peter Fischli David Weiss" 21st Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa



Title: Peter Fischli David Weiss
Design: Yoshinori Ochiai (Garage Ltd.)
Price: 2400 yen (tax excluded)
ISBN: 978-4-902943-61-0
Size: 210 x 148 mm
216 pages / Soft Cover / Texts in English and Japanese
(January, 2011)










"What's the name of this forest?"
"Do I have to envision the universe as foam?"
"Who run this city?"
From small wanders in everyday life to philosophical or evocative questions, hundreds of murmurings of the artists appears as white letters in totally black pages.
This series of the phenomenal artists, entitled "Untitled (Questions)" first exhibited during Venice Biennale in 2003, as slide work with more than 10 projectors, which was in the end awarded Golden Lion price of the Biennale.
This is the book format of the series, which first published in German, later also in English, both became best-selling, classic book.
All the art work, including it design are done by artists themselves, this hand-sized book is presented rather like a piece of art work!

 


Peter Fischli (1952-) David Weiss (1946-) Profile:
Both born and lives in Zurich. Started their cooperation in 1979, since then, they have continuously produced works together on "daily life" with their witty and flexible ideas, wielding various media.
Their work "Untitled (Questions)" first announced at the occasion of Venice Biennale in 2003 was awarded Golden Lion during the Biennale. Their exhibitions in Japan includes; 2008 Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama; 2009 "Waiting for Video" National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; 2010 "Peter Fischli David Weiss" 21st Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

 

 

Title: FINDET MICH DAS GLÜCK?
Author: Peter Fischli David Weiss
Design: Atsuki Kikuchi
Translation: Shinichi Sakayori
Price: 1600 yen (tax excluded)
ISBN: 978-4-902943-62-7
Size: 144 x 104 mm
168 pages / Soft Cover / Black and White
Texts written in German and Japanese
(January, 2011)





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