Opening Lecture
Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work Better

Nat Trotman, curator of the exhibition, Peter Fischli David Weiss: How To Work Better will inquire into the extensive collaboration between Peter Fischli and David Weiss. As a result of such collaboration, the artists created hundreds of pieces in different genres, including photography, sculpture, cinema, video, and installation art. The lecture will explore recurrent issues in their work, including their complex relationship with the notion of time, work, and play, as well as the use of everyday objects, the fascination with encyclopedic archives, and the dual interest in psychedelia and pop culture. During this revision, Trotman will reflect on the dialogues that Fischli and Weiss held during more than thirty years of collaboration.

Curator, Performance and Media
Nat Trotman first joined the curatorial staff in 2001 as curatorial assistant for the exhibition Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle. In the years since he has organized numerous exhibitions for the museum, including James Turrell (co-organized with Carmen Giménez) in New York, Pawel Althamer: Almech in Berlin, Found in Translation in New York and Berlin, Haunted: Contemporary Photography / Video / Performance (co-organized with Jennifer Blessing) in New York and Bilbao, and a pair of yearlong presentations of installation art in Bilbao. He has developed performative and site-specific projects for the Guggenheim rotunda in collaboration with artists such as Sharon Hayes, Meredith Monk, Susan Philipsz, Tino Sehgal, James Turrell, and Francesco Vezzoli. He also works with Jennifer Blessing in developing the Guggenheim’s collection of photography, video, and film, and is closely involved in the museum’s performance programming.

Opening Lecture: Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work Better
Opening Lecture: Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work Better