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Title

Crisis

2000-2005

Artist

Urs Fischer

Switzerland

1973 -

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Krise
    Date
    2000-2005
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    cast aluminium, enamel paint
    Edition
    2/2 [ed 2 + 1 AP]
    Dimensions
    171.0 x 190.0 x 220.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l. certificate of authenticity, black fibre-tipped pen "Urs Fischer". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    360.2011
    Copyright
    © Urs Fischer

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    Urs Fischer’s works are often unstable, broken, malformed or subject to transformation or decay. Indeed, their dynamic instability and tendency to change is their most powerful aspect. Engaging with themes of transience and mortality, Fischer’s work often references the tradition of memento mori, a 17th-century genre of painting designed to remind viewers of their finitude through the depiction of skeletons and lit candles – symbols that Fischer redeploys in his sculpture and installation practice.

    ‘Crisis’ and ‘Lamp’, from the ‘6½ domestic pairs project’, reference household items yet strip them of their domestic context, comfort and ease. Both works impart a sense of isolation in company: loneliness and discomfort within the sphere of the home.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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