Fischli Weiss


Fischli Weiss
Pavesi, 1979
From Wurstserie
C-Print, 24 x 30.2 cm
Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur, gift George Reinhart

© Peter Fischli David Weiss

Peter Fischli, b. 1952 (Zurich, CH), lives and works in Zurich, CH; David Weiss, 1946 (Zurich, CH) – 2012 (Zurich, CH)
What kind of a landscape is an airport? The artists’ duo Fischli/Weiss first showed their photographic series Airports in 1989, ten years after their Wurstserie (Sausage series), which made them famous. A year later a photo book of the same title was published by Edition Patrick Frey, today a highly coveted collector’s item. Unpretentious views of various airport runways throughout the world show rigidly organized, melancholic non-places, dotted with planes idling between take-off and landing; on the edge grow disorder, nature, and a longing for what lies beyond, as horizons lie in wait.