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The Walker Curates the News: 01.11.16

 "Fischli & Weiss How to Work Better (1991).

Fischli & Weiss, How to Work Better (1991). Photo: rytc, Flickr

“The public nature of a text-based work will always play with the idea of an official sign, or an advertisement, although the product being sold, or the office behind the sign, is unexpectedly absent.” In addition to a Guggenheim retrospective, Fischli & Weiss are bringing two public art projects to New York that play with expectations of public signage: a cat video in Times Square, and a text piece, How to Work Better, at an intersection in Manhattan. These works play with “the expectations that signs in public space are vehicles for selling, rather than spaces for sharing ideas without any commercial motivation.”

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