Posted by Fabio 21 April 2011

Peter Fischli (8 June 1952 in Zurich) and David Weiss (21 June 1946 in Zurich), often shortened to Fischli/Weiss, are an artist duo that have been collaborating since 1979. They are among the most renowned contemporary artists of Switzerland. Their best known work is the film “Der Lauf der Dinge” (The Way Things Go). This was described by The Guardian as being “post apocalyptic” as it is all about chain reactions and the way in which objects fly, crash, and explode across the studio it was shot in.

For their work, they make use of a large bandwidth of artistic forms of expression: film and photography, art books, sculptures made out of different materials, and multimedia installations. They adapt objects and situations from everyday life and place them into an artistic context—often using humour and irony.

Peter Fischli and David Weiss are represented by the Matthew Marks Gallery, New York and Sprüth Magers Berlin London.