May 22 - Jul 14 2007
Since the beginning of their collaboration, Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss have given special consideration to the many artist books, special editions and multiples that have accompanied their projects of the past thirty years. This rich and ever-expanding archive of printed matter, including proofs and storyboards for their publications and films, at once illustrates and constitutes a part of the artists’ oeuvre; through it one can trace the path of their creative process from concept to prototype and back again. On view at the Swiss Institute, this comprehensive collection of Fischli/Weiss’ working materials is augmented by a selection of their exhibition posters and video works, including The Way Things Go, Kitty, and Dogs.
Books, Editions and the Like is timed to coincide with the artists’ retrospective at Kunsthaus Zurich and their solo exhibition at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York. The Swiss Institute is pleased to present this exhibition in cooperation with Sitterwerk, St. Gallen.
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