The Lyrical and the Prosaic
Aïshti Foundation, Jal el Dib, Lebanon
Aïshti Foundation presents a solo exhibition by Urs Fischer.
Artwork © Urs Fischer
May 13–September 13, 2019
Brant Foundation, Greenwich, Connecticut
The Brant Foundation celebrates its tenth anniversary at its Greenwich, Connecticut, space with an exhibition by Urs Fischer, the first artist to have had a solo show at the center in 2010. This exhibition features some of the artist’s most notable large-scale sculptures alongside paintings and other highlights from the Brant Collections.
Installation view, Urs Fischer: Errors, Brant Foundation, Greenwich, Connecticut, May 13–October 1, 2019 © Urs Fischer. Photo: Stefan Altenburger
How to See [What Isn’t There]
September 9, 2018–March 17, 2019
Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany
How to See [What Isn’t There] brings together works from the Burger Collection Hong Kong by thirty-two artists from around the world. The exhibition features forty-five works including sculpture, installation, painting, photography, video, VR, and performance. The artists and works that have been selected for this exhibition highlight and blur the lines between presence and absence. Work by Urs Fischer and Douglas Gordon is included.
Urs Fischer, Mr. Flosky, 2001–02 © Urs Fischer
August 18, 2018–January 14, 2019
Marciano Foundation, Los Angeles
Mad World brings together works from the Marciano collection that reflect the rampant absurdities of contemporary life. Many works address the overwhelming accumulation of information, images, and ideas emanating from our phones, computers, billboards, televisions, and radios. Work by Roe Ethridge, Urs Fischer, and Nate Lowman is included.
Urs Fischer, Green Solace, 16 Handles, Red Solace, 2017 © Urs Fischer. Photo: Mats Nordman
Arte e matericità tra informe et invisibile
October 4, 2018–January 6, 2019
GAMeC—Galleria d’Arte Moderna et Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy
Black Hole: Arte e matericità tra informe et invisibile is the first exhibition in an ambitious three-year research program dedicated to the theme of matter. Activating a dialogue with the history of scientific and technological discoveries, and investigating the development of aesthetics theories, Black Hole showcases the work of artists who have explored the material element’s most intrinsic significance, where the actual concept of matter shatters to open up a more profound idea of matter as an original element, as the primordial substance that constitutes everything. Work by Urs Fischer, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Giacometti, Anselm Kiefer, and Piero Manzoni is included.
Installation view, Black Hole: Arte e matericità tra informe et invisibile, GAMeC—Galleria d’Arte Moderna et Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy, October 4, 2018–January 6, 2019. Artwork, left to right: Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini-Collezione Burri, Città di Castello © 2018 SIAE; © Piero Manzoni/2018 SIAE. Photo: Antonio Maniscalco
Dancing with Myself
April 8–December 16, 2018
Punta della Dogana, Venice
Dancing with Myself explores the importance of the artist’s role as an actor in and subject of his own creations, from the 1970s to today. The exhibition brings together a great range of artistic practices, languages, cultures, geographic origins, generations, and experiences, establishing a tension between different artistic approaches. Work by Urs Fischer, Cindy Sherman, and Rudolf Stingel is included.
Rudolf Stingel, Untitled (Alpino, 1976), 2006, Pinault Collection © Rudolf Stingel. Photo by Stefan Altenburger
Urs Fischer in
April 20–May 7, 2018
Modern Institute, Glasgow
Glasgow International draws on the city’s strengths as a vibrant and distinctive center of artistic production and display. The festival combines commissions and exhibitions by artists living both locally and internationally, in large-scale and familiar public venues as well as smaller, less conventional sites. Work by Urs Fischer will be included.
Artwork © Urs Fischer. Photo courtesy the artist
September 19, 2017–January 22, 2018
Austrian Cultural Forum, New York
Wild West is a group exhibition commemorating the dynamic legacy of the late Austrian artist Franz West. Curated by former West collaborator Andreas Reiter Raabe, the show consists of works by Franz West, his New York–based contemporaries, including Urs Fischer and Rudolf Stingel, and commissioned works by emerging artists from both New York and Austria.
Installation view, Wild West, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, September 20, 2017–January 22, 2018. Artwork © Urs Fischer and © Rudolf Stingel. Photo by David Plakke/ACFNY
September 22, 2017–January 21, 2018
Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy
Urs Fischer’s monumental sculpture Big Clay #4 (2013–14) and two new candle sculptures have been installed in the Piazza della Signoria and the Arengario in Florence.
Urs Fischer’s Big Clay #4 (2013–14) installed in Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy, September 22, 2017–January 21, 2018
June 17, 2017–January 7, 2018
Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
This exhibition’s title and theme, Fragile State, has a double meaning. It refers to a delicate moment of vulnerability both in a physical and psychological sense and, at the same time, it refers to political terminology. Work by Urs Fischer, Douglas Gordon, and Damien Hirst will be included.
Urs Fischer, Untitled, 2011 © Urs Fischer. Photo by Stefan Altenburger
Urs Fischer × Katy Perry
November 17–December 31, 2017
39 Spring Steet, New York
Bliss (2017), a larger-than-life sculpture of Katy Perry by Urs Fischer, is the result of a collaboration between the two artists, after Perry asked Fischer to create an artwork for her most recent album release. The sculpture will be in continual flux over the coming weeks, subject to reconfiguration through the intervention of visitors, who are free to add and subtract from the work as they wish.
Urs Fischer, Bliss, 2017 © Urs Fischer
The Transported Man
April 29–October 22, 2017
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University is pleased to announce its debut exhibition curated by director Marc-Olivier Wahler. The Transported Man spans the entire museum and features more than fifty renowned and emerging artists whose work relies on the notion of belief. Work by Walter De Maria, Urs Fischer, and Adam McEwen is included.
Urs Fischer, Untitled, 2015. Photo by Mats Nordman
Moving Is in Every Direction
Environments, Installations, Narrative Spaces
March 17–September 24, 2017
Hamburger Bahnhof—Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
This exhibition has a nonlinear narrative structure that traces the history of installation art from the 1960s to the present and features expansive walk-in environments, along with video and sound installations. Work by Urs Fischer and Bruce Nauman is included.
Bruce Nauman, Room with My Soul Left Out, Room That Does Not Care, 1984, installation view at Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, 2010 © bpk / Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, SMB, Schenkung der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection / Roman März und VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Schenkung der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection.
Faules Fundament (Rotten Foundation)!
August 16–September 10, 2017
Karma, New York
Faules Fundament (Rotten Foundation)! illustrates labor, transformation, entropy, order, and chaos as its materials shift from stable and fresh to crumbling and rotting.
Urs Fischer, Faules Fundament (Rotten Foundation), 1998 © Urs Fischer. Photo by Stefan Altenburger
The Public & the Private
April 22–July 2, 2017
Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco invited Urs Fischer to bring a contemporary perspective into conversation with the Legion of Honor’s European art collection. Fischer presents approximately thirty of his most iconic works of various size, scale, and media, installed throughout nine galleries and the Legion of Honor’s courtyard.
February 4–June 25, 2017
Lokremise, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland
This exhibition focuses on the tension between the body as a sculptural volume in space and the negative space that surrounds it. The core of the show will include works by Hans Josephsohn and Franz West, while installations by Urs Fischer and Pipilotti Rist expand the dialogue.
Franz West, The First Passstück, 1978/94, Ursula Hauser Collection, Switzerland. Photo by Stefan Altenburger
December 14, 2016–April 23, 2017
Curated by Harald Krejci, this window into Franz West’s collaborative art practice examines a selection of work the artist made with fellow artists such as Urs Fischer, Douglas Gordon, and Albert Oehlen.
Photo © Belvedere, Vienna