Urs Fischer: A Shovel and a Hole
Urs Fischer: shovel in a hole. 2009; 480 pages; hardcover; col. ill.
Shovel in a Hole includes over two-hundred images of the Swiss artist Urs Fischer’s work, and features essays by Massimiliano Gioni, Jessica Morgan, and Bice Curiger. This catalogue is published in conjunction with Fischer’s solo exhibition at the New Museum, “Urs Fischer: Marguerite de Ponty,” curated by Massimiliano Gioni. Best known for his unexpected transformations of everyday objects and his lack of allegiance to any one style, Fischer consistently projects a sense of transience and existential uncertainty. This catalogue is an indispensible resource, including installation views and studio shots that cross-reference Fischer’s thought processes. Shovel in a Hole was conceived by designer Scipio Schneider in close collaboration with the artist.
9 ½ x 12 ½ in
Funding: J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum and Mr Keet, LLC, New York