26 October 2012 – 17 February 2013
From the collection: "The Importance of Being Earnest"
Fischli/Weiss, Kleiner Kosmos, 1983
"The Importance of Being Earnest" is the title of a comedy by Oscar Wilde, one of Britain’s most flamboyant literary and intellectual figures at the turn of the 20th century.
Given the fact that Wilde was a master of camouflage,
that is to say the technique, when dealing with a particular
subject, of focusing on its corresponding opposite, or
anti-subject. This collection dialogue refers to the major special
exhibition Don’t Smile. On the Humour of Art on the top
floor of the museum. What appears at first glance to be the
antithesis to the special exhibition, on closer inspection turns
out to be not as clear-cut.
On display are works by Erwin Bohatsch, Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Mike Kelley and Fritz Rahmann.