30.06.2016Fischli/Weiss 33 years of collaboration celebrated at Museo Jumex

Museo Jumex in Mexico is exhibiting Peter Fischli and David Weiss: How to Work Better. Opening this month, the exhibition offers the most comprehensive overview of their artistic collaboration to date. Occupying every corner of the museum, the exhibition features more than 200 sculptures, photographs, slide projections and videos from the Swiss duo’s 33 years of partnership. Arranged without any chronological order, the display reflects the timeless dialogue of their work and responds to the spatial conditions of the museum. The first floor multifunction space is used to display Suddenly This Overview, flooded by natural daylight. The series of miniature clay sculptures depict arbitrary everyday events, each exhibited on a single plinth arranged like a city scape. The darker and more enclosed spaces of the second level features Questions, a slide-show projecting hundreds of philosophical questions to the wall, in four different languages. At the very top of the building, the gallery space has been arranged into three separate rooms, showing the pitch black Rubber Sculptures, cast directly from domestic or natural objects, Airports, conventional photographs of airplanes, with sculptures of Cars. With constellations of mundane objects and popular culture symbolism, Weiss and Fischli ponder questions on reality and perception, the banal and the sublime.

The exhibition is open until 4 September.