Gagosian returns to the Marciano Art Foundation from August 20 to October 29, 2022, with an exhibition of unique digital sculptures by Urs Fischer from the series CHAOS #1–#501 which have been compiled into a set of short-form videos. Although it is co-presented by Gagosian, the exhibition is on view at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles. Remember to check with the gallery to make an appointment to view the show, and for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required once again).

Urs Fischer; From CHAOS #1–#501 series

This will be the first time that works from the series—in which MakersPlace is the technical partner—have been exhibited offline. Additionally, a program of “swap meets” and indoor musical performances will be presented throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Across a wildly protean oeuvre, Fischer mines the potential of materials—from clay, steel, and paint to dirt, bread, and vegetables—to generate an uncanny, unsettling “collision of things.” Through distortions of scale and the reimagining of common objects and images using technological intervention, his sculptures, paintings, photographs, and installations explore themes of perception and representation with an off-kilter wit. Often evoking historical genres and motifs, Fischer embraces transformation and decay, producing art that inhabits a space between the real and the imagined.

The exhibition in Los Angeles features five hundred unique digital sculptures presented as three separate sequences of one- to three-minute videos on a trio of colossal suspended screens. Each sculpture represents a pair of converging objects depicted in relative scale to one another, and while each component is in constant motion, it also maintains an unbroken connection with its companion. All the objects selected by Fischer are human-made and were transformed into their current form by a process of 3-D scanning.  Visit Gagosian’s website for more info. 

On view: August 20, 2022 – October 29, 2022;

What: “CHAOS #1–#501” Urs Fischer
Where: Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, 4357 Wilshire Boulevard, LA, 90010