The 59th Minute
Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss have, Since the late 1970s, collaborated in producing cunning, devious and very funny works that play with our expectations of the everyday. In a wide variety of formats, including photography, video, film, installation, and sculpture, Fischli and Weiss have found a way to consistently amuse and surprise viewers with their dedication to the banal and mundane aspects of life.

Their work - which has included the making of sculptures from cocktail sausages, installations painstakingly refabricating left-over construction materials, and the hysterically never-ending film, The Way Things Go, which follows a perpetual-motion machine made up of the contents of their studio.

They also toy with the conventions that monumentalize art, in this case, elevating the average house cat to near mythic status in the heart of spectacular imagery, Times Square.

Cat Drinking Milk
April 16, 2001 - May 20, 2001