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Exhibitions

Fischli & Weiss: The Way Things Go

17 Feb 2014 - 01 Sep 2014

Gallery B106

The NGC presents The Way Things Go (1987). Drawing crowds wherever it has been exhibited, the highly acclaimed 30-minute recording of a spectacular chain reaction of household and industrial objects was created by the Swiss artists Peter Fischli and the late David Weiss. Presented as part of How Things Go (1985–87), a video installation acquired by the Gallery in 2009, The Way Things Go is featured with two lesser-known films by the artists. These recount the often outlandish and improbable sequences of mechanical, chemical and material reactions Fischli & Weiss presented in their classic 1987 production. 

Peter; Weiss Fischli<br />
<em>The Way Things Go</em>, 1987<br />
16 mm film transferred to digital video disk (DVD), 29:57 minutes, <br />
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa<br />
© Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery

Peter; Weiss Fischli
The Way Things Go, 1987
16 mm film transferred to digital video disk (DVD), 29:57 minutes,
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
© Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery