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Urs Fischer

8, 2014
installed in the new extension of the Kunsthaus Zürich

Image: Urs Fischer, 8, 2014, photo: © Juliet Haller, Amt für Stadtebau, ZürichWerk, © Urs Fischer
Image: Urs Fischer, 8, 2014, photo: © Juliet Haller, Amt für Stadtebau, ZürichWerk, © Urs Fischer

Urs Fischer's sculpture 8 from 2014 has been installed in the new Chipperfield Building at the Kunsthaus Zürich. The official inauguration of the new extension is scheduled to take place on 9 October 2021.

Kunsthaus Zürich


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Urs Fischer

PLAY (solo show)
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
18 July – 17 October 2022

Installation view: Urs Fischer, PLAY, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2022 (photo: Elad Sarig). © Urs Fischer.
Installation view: Urs Fischer, PLAY, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2022 (photo: Elad Sarig). © Urs Fischer.

Urs Fischer's groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence work PLAY is currently on show at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art funtil 17 October. Nine brightly coloured office chairs move freely in the gallery, interacting with the viewers to create a surprising and witty ensemble that merges sculpture, human behaviour, and choreography.

The adjacent space hosts one of Fischer’s signature candle-sculptures, Francesco. The towering figure of the Italian curator Francesco Bonami stands incongruously on top of a half-open refrigerator. The ephemeral sculpture is in the process of disappearing, as it is cast in wax with lighted wicks that gradually melt the figure over the course of the exhibition.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art


Urs Fischer et al.

Before · Between · Beyond. The Collection in Transition (group show)
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
15 May – 7 August 2022

Installation view: Urs Fischer, The Intelligence of Flowers, 2003-2005, in Before · Between · Beyond. The Collection in Transition, Aargauer Kunsthaus, 2022. © Urs Fischer. Photo: Philipp Hitz
Installation view: Urs Fischer, The Intelligence of Flowers, 2003-2005, in Before · Between · Beyond. The Collection in Transition, Aargauer Kunsthaus, 2022. © Urs Fischer. Photo: Philipp Hitz

Urs Fischer's work The Intelligence of Flowers, 2003-2005, is included in the group exhibition Before · Between · Beyond. The Collection in Transition at the Aargauer Kunsthaus in Aarau, Switzerland. Fischer's playful wall cut-out installation is presented alongside works by fellow Swiss artists housed in the permenant collection of the Aargauer Kunsthaus. 

The display combines photography, sculpture, painting, video, printed graphics, and drawing with large-scale installations and location-specific works that were created especially for this event. The exhibition offers remarkable glimpses into the holdings of this extensive public collection of Swiss art and encourages lively encounters and new discoveries.

Aargauer Kunsthaus


Urs Fischer

L’Arc, 2016, installed at the forefront of STATION F in Paris (Permanent installation)

Urs Fischer, L’Arc, 2016, installation view: STATION F, Paris, 2022, photo: Wlad Simitch
Urs Fischer, L’Arc, 2016, installation view: STATION F, Paris, 2022, photo: Wlad Simitch

Urs Fischer’s monumental work L’Arc from 2016 has been installed at the forefront of STATION F, the world’s largest startup campus based in Paris. Made of 202 elements in aluminum alloy with sand casting, this huge arch reinforces the bridge between art and entrepreneurship. Standing 11 meters high, L’Arc is the largest private sculpture on the public space, at the heart of STATION F.

STATION F


Urs Fischer

Lovers
Museo Jumex, Mexico City
2 April – 18 September 2022

Image: Urs Fischer, Noisette, 2009, photo: Stefan Altenburger, © Urs Fischer, courtesy of the artist
Image: Urs Fischer, Noisette, 2009, photo: Stefan Altenburger, © Urs Fischer, courtesy of the artist

Urs Fischer: Lovers is a 20-year survey of Swiss-born conceptual artist. The exhibition is the first major presentation of Urs Fischer’s work in Mexico and will bring together works from international public and private collections and the artist’s own archive, alongside new pieces made for the museum. Together, they exhibit the wide-ranging creativity, humor, and depth of the artist’s practice.

Museo Jumex