(St. Moritz, Switzerland) Vito Schnabel is pleased to present Urs Fischer’s "Bruno & Yoyo", the inaugural exhibition at his eponymous gallery in St. Moritz. Schnabel’s first permanent gallery space, the Vito Schnabel Gallery, reflects his longstanding commitment to supporting living artists. Bruno & Yoyo pays homage to Bruno Bischofberger, with whom Schnabel has co-presented three exhibitions. The exhibition marks Fischer’s first solo show in his native country of Switzerland since 2008 and first collaboration with Schnabel. Known for working across a variety of mediums, Fischer will present new paintings and sculptures including a new transient wax sculpture featuring a life-size Bischofberger seated with his wife Yoyo on a pair of baroque oak chairs—the artist’s nod to the dealer’s collection.
In Parkett, Nicholas Cullinan describes Fischer’s waxworks as “doppelgängers” serving as “doubles or placeholders for people and things departed.” The space’s transition from Bischofberger to Schnabel serves as a particularly poignant tribute to the Swiss dealer’s venerable role in the space. Fischer’s candle sculptures dramatically erode, casting the passage of time as an added dimension to the piece and allowing the viewer to experience the work at various stages throughout the exhibition.