Freiburg, Germany

Lutz & Guggisberg

Kunstverein Freiburg

The work of the Swiss duo Andres Lutz and Anders Guggisberg, much like that of their predecessors Fischli & Weiss, inspires critics to speak of a “cosmos” rather than an “oeuvre.” Through a kind of encyclopedic indexing, the artists try to make their own sense of the chaos of the world. Lutz & Guggisberg’s over-the-top scenarios make use of almost any medium imaginable in accumulations of innumerable objects that interweave the found with the crafted, the philosophic with the banal, the mystic with the playful and ironic. Their exhibition at Kunstverein Freiburg, a former public swimming pool, was installed in the main entrance hall and the second-floor gallery, with the two floors connected by a retro-futuristic Kontrollturm (Control Tower), 2007, made out of painted cardboard boxes and paper-towel rolls, which extends from the first floor to the upper-balcony gallery. An upper segment

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