Peter Fischli & David Weiss

Peter Fischli & David Weiss

Fondazione Nicola Trussardi

Peter Fischli / David Weiss
Snowman, 1990
Photograph. Study for Kunstprojekte Heizkraftwerk Romerbrucke, Saarbrucken. Copyright: Peter Fischli / David Weiss. Courtesy the artists; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Monika Spruth Philomene Magers, Cologne/Munich/London; Matthew Marks Gallery, New York.

January 29, 2008


From January 30 until March 16, 2008
Opening: January 29, 2008 at 6:30 pm.

Palazzo Litta, Corso Magenta 24, Milan – Italy
Tel. +39 02 8068821
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The Fondazione Nicola Trussardi is proud to present Altri fiori e altre domande, the first major exhibition in Italy by Peter Fischli & David Weiss. Installed in the spectacular rooms of Palazzo Litta – a seventeenth century mansion that thanks to the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi opens its doors to contemporary art for the first time – the exhibition is a unique occasion to enter the surreal world of Fischli & Weiss.

Specifically conceived for the sumptuously decorated spaces of Palazzo Litta, among brocade tapestries, period furniture and baroque mirrors, the exhibition Altri fiori e altre domande – like the complete oeuvre of Fischli & Weiss – blurs the border between the normal and the exceptional.

For Altri fiori e altre domande the artists have completely reconfigured parts of their traveling retrospective – organized in collaboration with Tate Modern and Kunsthaus Zurich – adding new works and seminal, rarely seen pieces, which are presented in a site-specific installation conceived for the monumental spaces of Palazzo Litta. The exhibition insinuates itself throughout the Palazzo, leaving its decor and atmosphere untouched while staging a series of sudden revelations and intimate encounters with the artists’ work. Fischli & Weiss’ mysterious objects and miniature crises turn the building into a dollhouse of the absurd.

Fischli & Weiss have been working together since 1979, and have since imposed themselves as the prophets of an art of childish amazement, ferocious skepticism and primal stupor. In their photos, sculptures, films and installations, the Swiss duo casts an enchanted look upon the world, revealing its banal beauty and astonishing dullness. Consummate philosophers and court jesters, Fischli & Weiss combine severity with lightness, fusing the power of imagination with the rigor of a mad scientist.

Always searching for new occasions to connect contemporary art with new audiences and unusual spaces, the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi presents an exhibition that is at the same time introspective and retrospective, a unique combination of historical and original works, in one of the most fascinating buildings of the city of Milan. The Fondazione Nicola Trussardi is a private non-for-profit institution that commissions and produces new works by contemporary artists for the historical and public sites of the city of Milan. Since 2003, the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi has organized exhibitions with: Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Darren Almond, Maurizio Cattelan, John Bock, Urs Fischer, Anri Sala, Paola Pivi, Martin Creed, and Pawel Althamer.

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The exhibition Altri fiori e altre domande is organized by Fondazione Nicola Trussardi in collaboration with Tate Modern, London and Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich. The exhibition is curated by Bice Curiger, Vicente Todolí, and Massimiliano Gioni.

Special thanks to the Direzione Regionale per i Beni Culturali e Paesaggistici della Lombardia.

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