Urs Fisher, Installation views of The Public & The Private, 2017.

Urs Fischer

San Francisco

Legion of Honor/Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Artists’ interventions in museum collections come in many forms, but their purpose is often to bring new meaning and resonance to objects that are so familiar as to have become almost invisible. Though Urs Fischer’s contemporary perspective on the Legion of Honor’s permanent collection thrilled some visitors while horrifying others, director Max Hollein’s decision to invite Fischer and his subversions brought a definite liveliness into the Legion’s neoclassical marble halls. San Francisco’s most traditional museum contains primarily European art from the medieval through the early modern periods, with a large collection of Auguste Rodin’s sculptures. Fischer’s The Public & the Private was part …see the entire review in the print version of March’s Sculpture magazine.