Peter Fischli and David Weiss
How to Work Better

Isabelle Lynch
Sophie Lynch
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, February 5 — April 27, 2016
Peter Fischli; David Weiss
PETER FISCHLI DAVID WEISS: HOW TO WORK BETTER exhibition on view February 5–April 27, 2016
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, February 5 — April 27, 2016

Two wooden chairs are perilously balanced on top of each other. While they face opposite directions, their forelegs meet in the middle, executing a balancing act that mirrors the teeter-totter of working collaboratively. The hazardously assembled configuration is stabilized by the camera’s ability to hold a moment in time. Outlaws is part of a photographic series titled Equilibres/Quiet Afternoon (1984 — 1986) by Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss in which everyday household objects are liberated from their intended practical functions and form precariously stabilized arrangements.

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