Fondation Beyeler presents a major exhibition on the American master Alexander Calder and the Swiss art duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss, who worked together under the name Fischli/Weiss.

The exhibition “Alexander Calder & Fischli/Weiss” offers a new and original approach to the work of Calder. The theme at the heart of this innovative exhibition is fragile balance, a precarious state, serendipitous but always temporary.

Alexander Calder (the beginning of the 20th century) and Peter Fischli/David Weiss (from its end) found exemplary formulations of this decisive condition. At first glance they could not look more different, yet careful observation reveals them as two sides of the same coin, the result of different viewpoints at different times turned to the same concept.

The exhibition is curated by Theodora Vischer, Senior Curator at Fondation Beyeler, and was developed in close collaboration with the Calder Foundation in New York and with the artist Peter Fischli.

Opening hours of Fondation Beyeler: every day 10:00 to 18:00, Wednesday until 20.00