Förg: from and against Modernism, with a response by Fischli & Weiss

5 March - 11 May 2019

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On the occasion of the exhibition Luxembourg & Dayan will host a conversation between artist Peter Fischli and curator Yuval Etgar. The event will also include a special slide projection prepared by Fischli using the original slides of Siedlungen / Agglomeration, many of which have never been seen before. The exhibition will also be accompanied by a printed catalogue, including a new interview with Peter Fischli.


Günther Förg (1952-2013) is among the most provocative figures in German art of the 1980s and ‘90s. His practice – spanning over painting, sculpture and photography – strived to undermine the very premise of stylistic tendencies and surpass media distinctions. Most notably, when exhibiting his work in public, Förg assimilated the architecture of the gallery space. Walls, doors, and windows became an integral part of his work. His lead and wall paintings embody the most controversial and radical aspect of this work.


Peter Fischli (b. 1952) and David Weiss (1946-2012) have been engaged in a collaborative practice from 1979 to 2012. Their work is executed in a variety of media, combining, rearranging, or otherwise manipulating daily experiences and common objects into something new and unexpected. Following Weiss’ passing, Fischli ventured into a solo career, developing some aspects of the duo’s artistic vocabulary and otherwise redefining his work under new terms. In 2019 alone, Fischli & Weiss’ work is exhibited at the sculpture garden of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, and Matthew Marks, New York. Peter Fischli is also opening a solo show at the House of Gaga, Mexico City.


Siedlungen / Agglomeration has been initially conceived by Fischli and Weiss as a series of more than two hundred photographs in 1992. Parts of the series were included in at the Tate Modern retrospective exhibition Fischli & Weiss: Flowers & Questions (2006-7), as well as on various other occasions at the Centre George Pompidou, Paris, the Vienna Secession, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.