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Knoxville Museum of Art

Exhibition Detail
The Way Things Go
1050 Worlds Fair Park Dr.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37916


August 23rd, 2012 - November 4th, 2012
Opening: 
August 23rd, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
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This renowned video by Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss earned a cult following since it premiered at international art festivals in 1987. The video documents the artists’ use fire and fireworks, blasts of air, gravity, and a variety of corrosive liquids to sustain a chain reaction of materials and events for 30 minutes. The imagery touches on themes common in the duo’s work, such as order and chaos, humor, transformation, and illusion. In 2007, the Tate Gallery, London, organized “Flowers and Questions,” a major retrospective exhibition devoted to Fischli and Weiss’s creative achievements.


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