L’Arc, 2016, installed at the forefront of STATION F in Paris (Permanent installation)
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.
PLAY (solo show)
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
18 July – 17 October 2022
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
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.
Museo Jumex, Mexico City
2 April – 18 September 2022
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.
installed in the new extension of the Kunsthaus Zürich
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.