Peter Fischli and David Weiss have a unique whimsical perspective on the mundane material of everyday life. Since they began working together in 1979, the artistic duo set out to document and investigate their surroundings, juxtaposing the ordinary with the spectacular. Sprüth Magers is pleased to announce an exhibition of famed works of central importance to Fischli and Weiss’ oeuvre in the London gallery. Revolving around the recurring figures of Rat and Bear, the show traces the brown rat (deemed a pest and ugly) and the panda bear (considered endangered and adorable) throughout the artists’ three decades of collaboration. Across video, slide projection, photography, kinetic sculpture and several works on paper, Fischli and Weiss playfully and humorously employ the animal costumes as vehicles for probing Western dualistic thought and its dependence on opposing principles.
Peter Fischli — David Weiss press release