l: still image from ‘flower projection’, 1997-98 courtesy of fondazione nicola trussardi r: peter fischli and david weiss image © designboom

january 30, 2008 – march 16, 2008 palazzo litta, milan, italy organized by fondazione nicola trussardi http://www.fondazionenicolatrussardi.com

the first retrospective in italy of swiss artists peter fischli & david weiss was presented by the fondazione nicola trussardi at palazzo litta in milan. the show was installed throughout the rooms of the restored seventeenth century mansion. based on the traveling retrospective organized in collaboration with the tate modern and kunsthaus zurich, ‘flowers and questions’ was specially reconfigured by the artists for the unique setting. the show featured new and rarely seen works, as well as seminal pieces of the pair’s work. the installation has been intricately staged with over 40 pieces of work placed throughout palazzo litta, each confronting the viewer in a surreal manner. overall, the exhibition had a mysterious atmosphere that evoked both laughter and intrigue. the exhibition clearly connected fischli and weiss’ contemporary brand of art with new audiences, one of fondazione nicola trussardi’s key missions.