I had not heard of Fischli or Weiss, but, on my sister’s insistence I decided to go see what the fuss was all about while on holiday in London last month.
Congruous named, Rock on Top of Another Rock is the first public sculpture by the Swiss artist duo Fischli/Weiss. The art installation sits outside the entrance of the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park [for those of you going to see Marina Abramović’s 512 Hours this summer, the sculpture will be to your left].
Peter Fischli and David Weiss, considered amongst the most acclaimed contemporary artists of Switzerland, have been collaborating since the late 1970s using various mediums.
The installation represents the subtle balance of harmony and destruction thereby challenging the dichotomy of stability and instability. The granite boulders stand at an imposing 5.5 meters in height and can be seen from different locations in the park.
It was a glorious day and the walk to the gallery skirts the Serpentine Lake and its many webbed feet inhabitants that are happy to provide much entertainment and beauty.