Urs Fischer x Garage Magazine
Garage magazine are launching a sale of their inaugural Garage Editions print by Swiss artist, Urs Fischer, on November 21, 2013. This year, NOWNESS have featured Urs Fischer in both a film made by MOCAtv and an interview conducted by curator and commentator Neville Wakefield that explored art and the celebrity in conjunction with Garage's fourth issue:
Neville Wakefield: Are you trying to erase the distinction between formal artwork and work that deals with pop culture? I’m thinking about your series of Problem Paintings. Are they mash-ups of pop culture and everyday objects?
Urs Fischer: For the Garage project we tried to see how it would be if you didn’t print it, if you juxtaposed these things in real life. So they’re all photos of things in real life—a kind of homemade version, where you lay actual eggs on a face and then photograph it.
NW: What’s the logic of the juxtaposition? Is it like the surrealists’ idea of the sewing machine and the umbrella, only here the chance encounter is between, say, a pickle and a Hollywood star?
UF: It’s different. There are usually two photos—not in this magazine, but in other ones I’ve made. It’s basically a collage, a juxtaposition. The funny thing is that fruits are more universal than movie stars.