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Urs Fischer

Denominator

September 9–October 15, 2022
555 West 24th Street, New York

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Installation view with Urs Fischer, CHAOS #501 (2022) Artwork © Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view with Urs Fischer, CHAOS #501 (2022)

Artwork © Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view with Urs Fischer, People (2022) Artwork © Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view with Urs Fischer, People (2022)

Artwork © Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view with Urs Fischer, Denominator (2020–22) Artwork © Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Installation view with Urs Fischer, Denominator (2020–22)

Artwork © Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Works Exhibited

Urs Fischer, Denominator, 2020–22 Database, algorithms, and LED cube, 141 ¾ × 141 ¾ × 141 ¾ inches (360 × 360 × 360 cm), edition of 2 + 1 AP© Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Urs Fischer, Denominator, 2020–22

Database, algorithms, and LED cube, 141 ¾ × 141 ¾ × 141 ¾ inches (360 × 360 × 360 cm), edition of 2 + 1 AP
© Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Urs Fischer, Denominator, 2020–22 (detail) Database, algorithms, and LED cube, 141 ¾ × 141 ¾ × 141 ¾ inches (360 × 360 × 360 cm), edition of 2 + 1 AP© Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Urs Fischer, Denominator, 2020–22 (detail)

Database, algorithms, and LED cube, 141 ¾ × 141 ¾ × 141 ¾ inches (360 × 360 × 360 cm), edition of 2 + 1 AP
© Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Urs Fischer, Denominator, 2020–22 (detail) Database, algorithms, and LED cube, 141 ¾ × 141 ¾ × 141 ¾ inches (360 × 360 × 360 cm), edition of 2 + 1 AP© Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Urs Fischer, Denominator, 2020–22 (detail)

Database, algorithms, and LED cube, 141 ¾ × 141 ¾ × 141 ¾ inches (360 × 360 × 360 cm), edition of 2 + 1 AP
© Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Urs Fischer, Denominator, 2020–22 (detail) Database, algorithms, and LED cube, 141 ¾ × 141 ¾ × 141 ¾ inches (360 × 360 × 360 cm), edition of 2 + 1 AP© Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Urs Fischer, Denominator, 2020–22 (detail)

Database, algorithms, and LED cube, 141 ¾ × 141 ¾ × 141 ¾ inches (360 × 360 × 360 cm), edition of 2 + 1 AP
© Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Urs Fischer, CHAOS #501, 2022 Raw data file, instructions for rendering the artwork in motion, digital rendering, URL, and LED screen, 160 ¾ × 349 ¼ × 2 inches (408.1 × 886.9 × 5.1 cm)© Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Urs Fischer, CHAOS #501, 2022

Raw data file, instructions for rendering the artwork in motion, digital rendering, URL, and LED screen, 160 ¾ × 349 ¼ × 2 inches (408.1 × 886.9 × 5.1 cm)
© Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Urs Fischer, CHAOS #501, 2022 (detail) Raw data file, instructions for rendering the artwork in motion, digital rendering, URL, and LED screen, 160 ¾ × 349 ¼ × 2 inches (408.1 × 886.9 × 5.1 cm)© Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Urs Fischer, CHAOS #501, 2022 (detail)

Raw data file, instructions for rendering the artwork in motion, digital rendering, URL, and LED screen, 160 ¾ × 349 ¼ × 2 inches (408.1 × 886.9 × 5.1 cm)
© Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Urs Fischer, CHAOS #501, 2022 (detail) Raw data file, instructions for rendering the artwork in motion, digital rendering, URL, and LED screen, 160 ¾ × 349 ¼ × 2 inches (408.1 × 886.9 × 5.1 cm)© Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Urs Fischer, CHAOS #501, 2022 (detail)

Raw data file, instructions for rendering the artwork in motion, digital rendering, URL, and LED screen, 160 ¾ × 349 ¼ × 2 inches (408.1 × 886.9 × 5.1 cm)
© Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Urs Fischer, CHAOS #501, 2022 (detail) Raw data file, instructions for rendering the artwork in motion, digital rendering, URL, and LED screen, 160 ¾ × 349 ¼ × 2 inches (408.1 × 886.9 × 5.1 cm)© Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

Urs Fischer, CHAOS #501, 2022 (detail)

Raw data file, instructions for rendering the artwork in motion, digital rendering, URL, and LED screen, 160 ¾ × 349 ¼ × 2 inches (408.1 × 886.9 × 5.1 cm)
© Urs Fischer. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging

About

Objects are an extension of our bodies, our needs, our desires. 
—Urs Fischer

Gagosian is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Urs Fischer in New York, coinciding with his presentation at the Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles.

Denominator features three new projects: Denominator (2020–22), a large sculpture composed of LED screens; People (2022), an installation based on a room at the National Gallery, London; and CHAOƧ #501, the culmination of the CHAOƧ series of digital sculptures.

Denominator is a 12-foot cube constructed from LED screens that display a sequence of fragments from international television commercials in a shifting composition that spans the history of the medium. Through the use of AI algorithms, the commercials have been deconstructed into individual shots, which are then grouped by theme or color and displayed in layered patterns and choreographed sequences.

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Urs Fischer and Francesco Bonami speaking amidst the installation of "Urs Fischer: Lovers" at Museo Jumex, Mexico City

Urs Fischer: Lovers

The exhibition Urs Fischer: Lovers at Museo Jumex, Mexico City, brings together works from international public and private collections as well as from the artist’s own archive, alongside new pieces made especially for the exhibition. To mark this momentous twenty-year survey, the artist sits down with the exhibition’s curator, Francesco Bonami, to discuss the installation.

Awol Erizku, Lion (Body) I, 2022, Duratrans on lightbox, 49 ⅜ × 65 ⅝ × 3 ¾ inches (125.4 × 166.7 × 9.5 cm) © Awol Erizku

Awol Erizku and Urs Fischer: To Make That Next Move

On the eve of Awol Erizku’s exhibition in New York, he and Urs Fischer discuss what it means to be an image maker, the beauty of blurring genres, the fetishization of authorship, and their shared love for Los Angeles.

Installation view of Urs Fischer’s Untitled (2011) in Ouverture, Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection, Paris, 2021. Artwork © Urs Fischer, courtesy Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection © Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, Niney et Marca Architectes, Agence Pierre-Antoine Gatier. Photo: Stefan Altenburger

Bourse de Commerce

William Middleton traces the development of the new institution, examining the collaboration between the collector François Pinault and the architect Tadao Ando in revitalizing the historic space. Middleton also speaks with artists Tatiana Trouvé and Albert Oehlen about Pinault’s passion as a collector, and with the Bouroullec brothers, who created design features for the interiors and exteriors of the museum.

Augurs of Spring

Augurs of Spring

As spring approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, Sydney Stutterheim reflects on the iconography and symbolism of the season in art both past and present.

Installation view, Crushed, Cast, Constructed: Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray, Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, June 15–July 31, 2020

Uncanny Delights: Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray

Catalyzed by the exhibition Crushed, Cast, Constructed: Sculpture by John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, and Charles Ray, Alice Godwin examines the legacy and development of a Surrealist ethos in selected works from three contemporary sculptors.

Installation view, Urs Fischer: The Lyrical and the Prosaic, Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, October 20, 2019–October 31, 2020.

Urs Fischer: Lives of Forms

In his introduction to the catalogue for Urs Fischer’s exhibition The Lyrical and the Prosaic, at the Aïshti Foundation in Beirut, curator Massimiliano Gioni traces the material and conceptual tensions that reverberate throughout the artist’s paintings, sculptures, installations, and interventions.