Artist Peter Fischli and Art Institute Deputy Director, and Chair and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Ann Goldstein discuss the installation of work by Fischli/Weiss on the Bluhm Family Terrace.
Following the conversation, you are invited to join the artist for an exhibition preview and champagne reception on the Bluhm Family Terrace, 7:00pm-8:00pm.
About the artists:
Swiss artists Peter Fischli (born 1952) and David Weiss (1946–2012) have collaborated for more than 30 years on a body of work that transforms the ordinary into something unconventional. Their first collaboration in Zurich in 1979 set the tone for their future works, consisting of a photographic series of doll-scaled scenes where sausages, salami, and other processed meats become the protagonists of various situations and settings, including a car accident, a rug store, and a fashion show. The projects that Fischli/Weiss have made since then are characterized by a quirky sense of humor, a love of poetry, and a fascination for the mundane.
Learn more about Snowman by Fischli/Weiss on the Bluhm Family Terrace from April 27, 2017–October 15, 2017.
*Museum admission is free for Illinois residents every Thursday, 5:00–8:00—including during this event.