Urs Fischer

Galerie Eva Presenhuber

A feeling of emptiness set in upon entering Urs Fischer’s exhibition “Large, Dark & Empty.” The viewer at first saw not the five cast aluminum and polyurethane sculptures on display but two huge expanses of mirrors: In both spaces, the opposite walls were mounted with mirrors that extended from ceiling to floor, confronting the visitor with her own image. Looking at the mirrored wall of death of a moment (all works 2007), one saw oneself and the entire room reflected—as well as the opposite room (and one’s back), mirrored in birth of a moment, in an endless repetition. Only at second glance did one notice the sculptures, primarily white and unobtrusively positioned within the space or affixed to the walls.

In the sculpture thank you fuck you, Fischer once again uses the image of the washing machine, recurrent in his work, here combining it with a ladder and pillows. This juxtaposition

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