May 29, 2013

urs fisher biennale wax

'untitled', 2011 by urs fischer is on show in the arsenale complex at this year's venice art biennale under the title 'illuminations'.
his work involves three 1:1 sized wax candle sculptures.
the figures will violently self-destruct during the months-long show, as the wax
melts and limbs start to drop off.



urs fischer's work at the 54th biennale image © designboom


'the viewer' interacts with a full-scale cast of giovanni bologna’s 16th-century sculpture, 'the rape of the sabine women'
-- the label on the wall laconically describes the dimensions as 'variable'.



urs fischer's work at the 54th biennale image © designboom



urs fischer's work at the 54th biennale image © designboom



urs fischer's work at the 54th biennale image © designboom



urs fischer's work at the 54th biennale image © designboom



urs fischer's work at the 54th biennale image © designboom



this office seat is a candle
image © designboom



urs fischer's work at the 54th biennale image © designboom



urs fischer's work at the 54th biennale image © designboom


the artworks of the installation are made of wax pigments, wicks and steel structure : dimensions variable  (edition of 2 +1AP).
the artist is represented by galerie eve presenhuber, zurich --
the participation in the venice biennale has been made possible through
the additional support of the city of zurich.
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