New York

View of Urs Fischer, “Agnes Martin,” 2007, Regen Projects II, Los Angeles. Photo: Joshua White.

New York

Urs Fischer

New Museum
235 Bowery
October 28, 2009–January 24, 2010

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni

From ink-jet prints to environmental installations and sculptures made of wax, bronze, and bread, Urs Fischer has an uncanny knack for taking just about any material or place and making it into an Urs Fischer. For his first major solo show at an American institution, he has been given free rein to fill the entire New Museum, which will house a mirrored labyrinth, towering aluminum abstractions, and an assortment of works both old and new. This eclectic mix should prove edifying to those who struggle to grasp Fischer’s deliriously multifarious production; a catalogue with texts by curator Massimiliano Gioni, Bice Curiger, and Jessica Morgan promises further help in this regard. The last time Fischer showed in New York, he excavated the floor of Gavin Brown’s gallery. Let’s hope come November the New Museum is still standing.