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Weiss, David 1946-2012

Overview
Works: 264 works in 812 publications in 8 languages and 5,570 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Experimental films  Short films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Artists' books  Photobooks 
Roles: Photographer, Illustrator, Author, Director, Artist, Actor, Other, Contributor, Editor, Creator, Publishing director, Interviewee, Film editor, Instrumentalist
Classifications: N7153.F53, 709.22494
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Peter Fischli, David Weiss by Robert Fleck( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Fischli and David Weiss are Swiss artists who first began working together in the late 1970s. Their sculpture, video and photographic works all generate a unique atmosphere of concentration and relaxed pleasure. The mood of the work ranges from the humorous - a clay figure group of 1981, for example, entitled Mick Jagger and Brian Jones going home satisfied after composing 'I Can't Get No Satisfaction' - to the banal - a photographic series devoted to Airports - and even the apparently invisible - their Untitled installation simulating, through minutely detailed polyurethane sculptures, an unfinished exhibition site." "While Fischli and Weiss occupy the international art world's most prestigious levels - representing Switzerland at the 1995 Venice Biennale and returning eight years later to win the Leone d'Oro prize for their slideshow Will Happiness Find Me? - they remain an unpredictable force at the very cutting edge of new art. This is the first true monograph on this extraordinary pair, who have exhibited worldwide, and whose solo exhibitions include the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1992), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1988), and Tate Modern, London (2006)." "In his Survey, French critic and curator Robert Fleck looks at Fischli and Weiss' ability to resist conventional artistic categories, crossing fluidly between sculpture, installation, photography and the moving image. In the Interview Swiss critic Beate Sontgen discusses with the artists notions of sincerity and illusion, and examines the question of how literally viewers are asked to read their work. Noted art critic and leading authority on Fischli and Weiss Professor Arthur C. Danto examines in the Focus the immensely popular The Way Things Go, offering a new perspective on this well-known film. For Artists' Choice Fischli and Weiss have chosen a text by Robert Walser on the pleasure of walking that mirrors their own meanderings. Artists' Writings include unpublished scripts from early video works and a 1996 interview with the artist Rirkrit Tiravanija."--Jacket
Der lauf der dinge by Peter Fischli( Visual )

53 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists Fischli and Weiss build an enormous structure out of household items. Then, the structure comes to life in a large-scale chain reaction that applies the principles of cause and effect, gravity, chemistry, water, gas propulsion, and vector propagation
Fischli, Weiss : flowers & questions : a retrospective by Fischli & Weiss( Book )

16 editions published in 2006 in 4 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Fischli and David Weiss have been collaborating since 1979 on a body of work that humorously celebrates the sheer banality of everyday existence. Including contributions from leading critics, commentators, artists and film-makers, this book examines the duo who ignore the traditional distinctions between high and low art
The Way things go by Peter Fischli( Visual )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chain reaction of objects that applies the principles of cause and effect, gravity, chemistry, water, gas propulsion and vector propagation to produce the chain reaction
Peter Fischli, David Weiss : [in a restless world by Peter Fischli( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Fischli, David Weiss by Mark Godfrey( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This catalogue includes a group of rubber and clay sculptures, several photographic series, video projections, and the most recent iteration of Fischli & Weiss' alter egos, Rat and Bear
Peter Fischli, David Weiss : polyurethane objects by Fischli & Weiss( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonne, Mond und Sterne by Peter Fischli( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in German and English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiré du site Internet de JRP/Ringier: "This new artists' book by the celebrated Swiss artist-duo gathers 800 images inspired by magazine advertisements. Designed by NORM in close collaboration with the artists, the book, stemming from Fischli/Weiss' contribution to the Ringier AG Annual Report 2007, is a very generous if slightly nauseating collection of photos, slogans, and messages that constitute our contemporary media landscape. Organized in loose categories, they plunge the reader in a flow of images whose commercial dimension recedes to let their (often unplanned) narrative qualities freely develop into an unlikely account of life's journey."
800 views of airports by Peter Fischli( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

800 Views of Airports documents a lengthy series of work by Peter Fischli (born 1952) and David Weiss (1946-2012). For this ongoing documentary project, the artistic duo photograph the airports they passed through in their travels around the world over nearly 25 years, in a quest for exotic banality throughout different cultures. Their images of these nondescript airports focus on the humdrum aspect of air travel: the fuel vehicles, the baggage trucks, the daily routines of airport workers, the long antiseptic corridors and sprawling tarmacs surrounded by panoramic views of empty vistas
Will happiness find me? by Peter Fischli( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An artist's book by the renowned Swiss duo dedicated to the questions that everyone asks themselves once in a while: Can something be unbelievable? Should I get drunk? Could I be Japanese? Is the freedom of birds overrated? Am I a farmer in winter? Does unease grow by itself? Should I crawl into my bed and stop producing things all the time?
Fotografias by Peter Fischli( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in 4 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Airports by Fischli & Weiss( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Fischli and David Weiss were Switzerland's most renowned artistic duo. Executed in a variety of media, including sculpture, film and photography, their work playfully ignores the distinction between high and low art. This book focuses on their series of airport photograph, which began in 1988
Equilibres by Fischli & Weiss( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Findet mich das Glück? by Peter Fischli( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiré du site Internet de Walther König: "Dieses Künstlerbuch des international renommierten Schweizer Duos Fischli / Weiss ist Fragen gewidmet, die sich jeder ab und zu stellt: Ist das Leben ein seltsames Höhlensystem ?, Gibt es zuviel des Guten ? oder Driftet alles auseinander ? , Wie wirke ich ?, Soll ich untertauchen ? oder Bin ich ein Sonderling ?, Was denkt mein Hund ?, Wo ist mein Bett ? oder Spürt sie es ? Es sind keine Wissensfragen, sondern Fragen, die unbeantwortet bleiben müssen, vielleicht auch, weil sie so simpel klingen. Wie in ihren Künstlerbüchern "Plötzlich diese Übersicht" (1982) und "Die Sichtbare Welt" (2002) gehen Fischli / Weiss hier den Mechanismen des Alltäglichen auf die Spur."
Sichtbare Welt by Peter Fischli( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Fischli/David Weiss : Raum unter der Treppe by Peter Fischli( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der lauf der dinge by Peter Fischli( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A real-time video showing a chain reaction of immense proportions, all powered by natural forces - steam, gravity, friction, sublimation, and fire
Peter Fischli, David Weiss : rock on top of another rock by Svein Rønning( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Fischli (b. 1952) and David Weiss (1946-2012) began their collaboration in 1979, and have a unique position in contemporary art. The two Swill artists' work combines, rearranges, and manipulates everyday experiences in such a way as to make those experiences seem new and unexpected. Fischli and Weiss employ a range of media--including sculpture, film and photography--in a playful and humerous undermining of heirarchial distinctions."--Jacket flap
Two films by Peter Fischli and David Weiss( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Right Way a bear and a rat--the artists reusing the rather shoddy costumes from their film Der geringste Widerstand (The Least Resistance) (1981)--explore dark forests, treacherous ravines and snow-swept glaciers. With no real aim in mind, the bear and the rat bungle along in a folk tale of their own devising, wondering what they should do and where they should go, enjoying nature together, foraging for sustenance, getting lost, squabbling, joking and making music along the way. Both monumental and intimate, serious and hilarious, The Right Way suggests how any way--whether straight, crooked or both--may be made into the right one"--
Peter Fischli, David Weiss : Galeries contemporaines, Musée national d'art moderne by Peter Fischli( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in French and English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fischli, Weiss : flowers & questions : a retrospectivePeter Fischli, David WeissPeter Fischli, David Weiss : polyurethane objectsSonne, Mond und Sterne800 views of airportsWill happiness find me?FotografiasAirports
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