1) Der internationale Stil; 2) Das Tagwerk; 3) Masturbine; 4) Platte/Record; 5) Der Lauf der Dinge (The Way Things Go) by Peter Fischli

Fischli & Weiss have been collaborating since 1979.


1-2) colour photograph; 3) silver gelatine print; 4) cast rubber sculpture; 5) DVD
Art Fund grant:
£100,000 ( Total: £100,000)
Acquired in:
Sprüth Magers Gallery

They are known for working with photography, sculpture, installation and video. In their whimsical and highly executed work they combine a use of ready-made materials with labour intensive production to create conceptually playful artworks. 1-3) The three photographs were selected from the 'Equilibre' series where everyday objects are photographed balancing at the moment before collapse; 4) This small sculpture is an introduction to the sculptural practice of Fischli/Weiss and an early example of their use of rubber as a material to cast as if it were a 'high art' material such as marble; 5) Der Lauf Der Dinge is the artists' most famous work showing an unedited documentary of a chain reaction created by everyday objects 'set-up' in the artist's studio. Fischli/Weiss have influenced the work of many Scotland-based artists represented in the Glasgow collection. This collection was presented by the Art Fund through Art Fund International.

Artists include


The artists.

Venue details

GoMA, Gallery of Modern Art Royal Exchange Square, GLASGOW Strathclyde G1 3AZ 01412 873 050 www.glasgowlife.org.uk/GoMA

Entry details

Free to all

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