Anna Madeleine

Urs Fischer at MoCA, Los Angeles

Urs Fischer's show at MoCA extends over both gallery spaces in downtown L.A. and is incredibly impressive in the diversity of media and ideas explored. One gallery is filled with grey clay sculptures made by 1,500 volunteers and wax-sculptures burning away over the duration of the exhibition along with an installation made with photographs of studio walls mounted onto the gallery walls. Another gallery has had it's walls cut apart and dis-placed, but in it there is a house made of bread, 'mirror-boxes' that show objects from a different angle on each side of a reflective cube, and my favourite - the 1,500 giant suspended raindrops. This exhibition was definitely one of the best things to do straight off the plane after a 14-hour flight from Sydney, with the jet-lag making the experience all the more surreal.

Urs Fischer, Horses Dream of Horses, 2004

Urs Fischer, Untitled (Bread House), 2004, Middleclass Heroes, 2004 (cuts in wall with relocated cutouts) and Frozen Pioneer, 2009

Urs Fischer and various artists, YES, 2011, unfired clay (sculptures modeled on-site by multiple authors following a list of objects specified by the artist)

Really nice video showing the making-of:

Urs Fischer, Untitled, 2011

Urs Fischer, Service à la française, 2009

Urs Fischer, THEODOR / BERNICE / MAUREEN, 2013

Urs Fischer, KITTINGER / ZAWACKI / YUTZY, 2012

Urs Fischer, Josh Smith, 2013