Urs Fischer
by Iwan Schumacher, Svizzera 2010, 98'
SCRITTO E DIRETTO DA: Iwan Schumacher   MONTAGGIO: Anja Bombelli
FOTOGRAFIA: Pio Corradi, Iwan Schumacher   MUSICA: Victor Voser
SOUND EDITING: Anja Bombelli,
Jurg von Allmen
  COMPOSITING: Paul Avondet
SOUND DESIGN: Jurg von Allmen   PRODUZIONE: Schumacher & Frey GmbH, SRG SSR, Teleclub AG

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film Presented at The Screen of the Arts 2011

Forged from heterogeneous materials and techniques, using hyper-modern technologies ranging from digital photography to computer-tomography, Urs Fischer’s sculptures and installations oscillate between ironic and alienating appropriations of everyday objects, like the gigantic cigarette pack and chair installed on the Grand Canal at the Biennale di Venezia of 2009; and surprising revisitations of art of the past, like the monumental, ephemeral wax copy of Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabine Women, produced for the ILLUMInazioni exhibition at the latest Venice Biennale. With his House of Bread (2005), Fischer was among the protagonists of the show 8 e ½, organized at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence in collaboration with Pitti Discovery to celebrate 100 years of the Trussardi fashion house, curated by Massimiliano Gioni.
Produced on the occasion of his first American exhibition at the New Museum, New York, the documentary reconstructs the artistic course of one of today’s most successful young artists. The images of the event’s preparation, which Fischer orchestrated in the spaces as a global work of art, interweave with those from previous exhibitions mounted in Venice, London, Sydney, Zurich and Shanghai, and with dialogues between the artist, his collaborators and the museum’s curators.

Iwan Schumacher

Born in 1947 in Lucerne. Studies photography at Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich. Works as photographer for the “Schweizer Illustrierte”, “DU” and “Weltwoche”. 1970 -72 Teacher of photography at the Bath Academy of Art, England. Since 1972 cameraman, assistant director, scriptwriter and director. 1977-81 Member of Nemo Film AG. 2000 Co-founder of Schumacher & Frey GmbH. Lives in Zurich.


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