Urs Fischer 'PLAY'
For his latest show ‘PLAY’ at Gagosian Gallery, Swiss-born, New York-based artist Urs Fischer puts an atypical spin on the classic game of musical chairs. In his characteristic, neo-surreal fashion, Fischer challenges convention through his work, inviting viewers to interact with nine office chairs that seemingly have lives of their own, moving gracefully around an open space, responding to the push/pull energy of their surroundings, bound by time and place. With choreography by Madeline Hollander, PLAY explores the intersection of sculpture, behavior, installation, technology and illusion. While viewers are asked not to touch or sit on the self-operating chairs, the experience of entering into a mechanical environment built on patters of unpredictability that one wishes to decode, is reason enough to challenge your mind – and limits of self-restraint for direct interaction – and visit the show.