Fischli . Weiss

The Raft . 1982–83

01 Fischli . Weiss . The Raft . 1982–83

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If the composition recalls Théodore Géricault’s painting The Raft of the Medusa (1819), the objects on Fischli Weiss’s raft seem scarcely worth saving. A skull sits atop a treasure chest, while beside it a lifesaver offers an absurd counterpunch. The presence of a sow and her piglets recalls Noah’s ark, adding both an uplifting and a comic note to the overall air of disaster and precariousness.
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