“People seem to fear art. Art has always been a word for this thing that can’t be rationalized; when you see or hear something that you struggle to explain. But that’s its strength, of course, that’s what the word ‘art’ is for.”

— Urs Fischer

Urs Fischer x Fair Warning x MakersPlace are pleased to announce that the PENULTIMATE drop of CHAOS works will take place on Wednesday, December 7, on MakersPlace.

The works will be revealed IRL at the MakersPlace booth at SCOPE Art Fair in Miami, FL, on November 29 and available for in-person viewing through December 4. They will be viewable on the MakersPlace website starting on Wednesday, November 30.

New York-based, Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer is widely regarded as one of the leading forces of the contemporary art movement. His work often presents a collision, a carefully orchestrated, often humor-infused dance between everyday objects and their relationships to human experience. 

CHAOS #160 Agitation

Fischer has a knack for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. In his own words, “anything can be used to create art — your mind, your hand, your elbow or toe.” This unrepressed perspective is his foundation for engaging, imaginative, and timeless works. A Duchampion take on representationalism, Fischer’s oeuvre is disruptive at its core, often provoking ambiguous dialogue among his audience. 

Fischer has been exhibited vastly across the globe, with leading galleries including Gagosian, New York; Sadie Coles HQ, London; Massimo de Carlo, Milan; The Modern Institute, Glasgow; Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin; and Jeffrey Deitch, New York, and Los Angeles. 

Solo exhibitions at major museums include Museum of Modern Art, New York; Palazzo Grassi, Venice; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Garage Museum, Moscow; Fondation Vincent Van Gogh, Arles; Legion of Honor, San Francisco; and Aïshti Foundation, Beirut.

CHAOS #325 Monochrome

Fisher has also caught the attention of private collectors. His work has sold for impressive amounts at renowned auction houses such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s. Notable sales include Untitled (Lamp/Bear) sold at Christie’s New York ‘Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale’ in 2011 for $6,802,500.

A sculpturist, photographer, painter, and digital artist, Urs Fischer is well versed in an array of mediums, never shying away from the unfamiliar. It’s no surprise that the latest in technology would play an 

influential role in his ever-evolving creative process.

Photo: Robert Banat

Coming to MakersPlace this week is the exciting continuation of Fischer’s genesis NFT project, CHAOS, a series consisting of 1,000 everyday objects, paired together to form 500 unique creations. Concluding the collection, #501 is a cataclysmic explosion of Fischer’s conceptual work. 

Fischer pairs seemingly unrelated objects — like an ancient Peruvian Shipibo Pot and a Budweiser can — and renders them into 3D motion digital sculptures. Though colliding seamlessly, the objects are juxtapositions. The pairings emphasize differences, reveal likenesses, and invite the viewer to investigate the unlikely relationship in greater depth.

CHAOS #324 Banana

Despite limitless interpretation, Fischer’s pairings are not coincidental. An exploration of human nature, the artworks highlight the interplay between manufactured objects and their deeper connection to humanity – some obvious, some humorous, and some painstakingly contemplative. In CHAOS, Fischer gives these objects a platform to tell their story, forcing viewers to observe the interconnectedness of life. 

The CHAOS series has garnered attention and support from all corners of the art world. Renowned gallery spaces like Gagosian, innovative auction app Fair Warning, former Christie’s co-chairman Loic Gouzer, and premiere NFT platform MakersPlace, converging under Fischer’s vision of evolving art and objects.

Next in the CHAOS Series

For the next release of the CHAOS series, Fischer is revealing five new art pieces in total. All of the pieces are unique 1/1 editions that will be sold by English auction. The auction group includes: 

  1. CHAOS #204 Sigh
  2. CHAOS #339 Umbilical
  3. CHAOS #340 Breezy
  4. CHAOS #341 Froufrou
  5. CHAOS #342 Immaculacy.

CHAOS #343 Hintermänner

CHAOS #343 Hintermänner is being raffled to verified members of Urs Fischer’s Discord server who also have a MakersPlace account. To enter the raffle, click here.

In celebration of the Penultimate drop, Urs Fischer, Fair Warning, and MakersPlace are teaming up to bring an incredible opportunity to the Urs Fischer community. Here is your chance to win work from the acclaimed CHAOS series.

Rules & Eligibility

To qualify for the raffle, you must,

  1. Be a member of the Urs Fischer Discord server
  2. Have a verified account with MakersPlace
  3. No purchase necessary.

The raffle application will close on Monday, December 5th, at 5 pm EST. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced here and will also receive an email confirmation on Wednesday, December 7th, ahead of the CHAOS drop on MakersPlace.

To enter the raffle, click here.

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