• Peter Fischli and David Weiss

    Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen

    The 150 small color photographs in this show focus the viewer’s attention on questions about kitsch, clichés, triteness—the kind of questions that are ubiquitous in today’s art. The two prefabricated closets cast in black rubber are also linked to these issues, but they undermine the surface banality as a problem by alluding to closed, hidden, inaccessible things. Yet these works are obviously lacking “art.” This absence is intrinsic in the entire oeuvre of Peter Fischli and David Weiss, just as their fondness for irony and ambivalence in various media, including film, is well known. As a basic

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