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ITALY. Urs Fischer exhibition at Palazzo Grassi opens with performance by a nude model
17/04/2012 14:40:54

Palazzo Grassi-François Pinault Foundation in Venice is hosting a monograph exhibition, titled  Madame Fisscher,” by renowed Swiss artist Urs Fischer from 15 April to 15 July 2012.

Devised by the artist himself and Caroline Bourgeois specifically for the spaces within Palazzo Grassi, this one-man exhibition by Urs Fischer comprises around thirty works dating from the 1990s to the present day – some from other international collections, some new creations. The exhibition occupies the atrium and the first floor of Palazzo Grassi, whilst the second floor continues to exhibit works from the François Pinault Foundation. It accompanied by a publication devised by the artist and by a programme of films he has selected.

To cause a scandal, a nude model lying on a sofa during a performance at the press preview of Urs Fischer's exhibition on April 13, 2012. The images have been around the world.

Urs Fischer, born in Zurich in 1973, lives in New York and Zurich. His work has been presented in many international institutions such as the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Kunsthaus (Zurich), the Trussardi Foundation (Milan), Museum Boijmans von Beuningen (Rotterdam), and the New Museum (New York). His participation in the Venice Biennale was considered one of the most striking of the 2011 edition. He has had works in each of the exhibitions at Palazzo Grassi since its reopening in 2005.

For more information, see  www.palazzograssi.it/

Image: Installation view, Urs Fischer, Madame Fisscher, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, 2012. Urs Fischer. Courtesy of the artist and Palazzo Grassi, Venice. (Photo: Stefan Altenburger).

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