Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Details of Urs Fischer's Upcoming New Museum Exhibition Revealed

Posted By on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 1:54 PM

Urs Fischer tongue installation
In just under a month, the New Museum will open the first exhibition in its new building that devotes all the gallery spaces to a single artist: Swiss sculptor, conceptual and installation artist Urs Fischer. You may remember Fischer from the cabin he constructed out of loafs of bread at the 2006 Whitney Biennial, or the oft-referenced installation that involved digging a giant hole into a gallery floor.

While neither of those pieces will be featured in Urs Fischer: Marguerite de Ponty at the New Museum (October 29-January 31), word comes via Artdaily that the show's retrospective sections will include favorites like his motion activated tongue in the wall (pictured) and melting sculptures both old and new.

The centerpiece of the show—billed as part retrospective, part exhibition of new work, or an "introspective" as organizing curator Massimiliano Gioni put it—will be a new installation wherein "fifty chrome steel boxes of various sizes will occupy the gallery, composing a grid of monoliths-an immersive cityscape of mirroring cubes onto which the artist has silkscreened a dizzying array of images." So, basically, a city within a gallery. Click here for more early deets on the show.

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