Reina Sofia, Building Sabatini, Floor 4, 401 and Palacio de Cristal (El Retiro Park)

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An excerpt from the Press Release

The show included a selection of pieces made by the artists themselves and centered around the protagonists in their first works, Rat and Bear. Present at different moments throughout Fischli and Weiss’ career, these characters have enabled them to question art as an alternative system of knowledge by positioning themselves with distanced irony on a thin line between fiction and reality.

The artists work with a wide range of techniques to construct banality, common objects and places, as well as perceptions of time. They draw from humor, absurdity, distance and ingenuity as tools to achieve this. Building on estrangement allows them to reflect in greater depth on trivial matters without apparent meaning while they approach more sublime subject matters with a sense of humor.


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