PRINT December 2006

Francesco Bonami

1 “Fischli & Weiss: Flowers & Questions. A Retrospective” (Tate Modern, London) “Is happiness looking for me in the wrong place?” Anyone who can come up with this searching formulation—as Fischli & Weiss did for their slide projection Questions, 2002–2003—deserves a Nobel Prize. These artists won’t get one, of course, because they are lazy: They ski, they hike, they go on extended holidays—they also seem to laugh more than the average artist—and in between they make their amazing art. What more could you want from life (other than to be either Fischli or Weiss yourself)? Their retrospective at Tate Modern, organized by Vicente Todolí and Kunsthaus Zürich’s Bice Curiger, is proof that happiness did find them; their work for the past three decades has been an exercise in the life well lived.

2 “Frederic Church, Winslow Homer, and Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American

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