Art Institute Presents Works by Swiss Contemporary Artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss


CHICAGO, IL.- Lauded for their unmistakable wit and elevation of quotidian subjects, Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss have collaborated since 1979 in an exploration of the “poetics of banality”—the actions and objects of everyday life. The pair has worked in a range of media—including photography, video art, slide projection, film, books, sculptures, and mixedmedia installations—and in 2006 received one of Europe’s most coveted art awards, the Roswitha Haftmann Prize. The Art Institute of Chicago has now organized the first presentation of Fischli and Weiss’s works in Chicago in more than two decades by bringing together three key pieces from the duo’s extensive portfolio: the 15-channel slide installation, Questions (1981/2002–03), and two photography series, The Sausage Photographs (1979) and A Quiet