PIPILOTTI RIST: PIXEL FOREST

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New Museum NY
PIPILOTTI RIST: PIXEL FOREST
Press Preview:
Tuesday 25. October 2016 | 10 AM–Noon
Opens
26. October 2016
curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director;
Margot Norton, Associate Curator; and Helga Christoffersen,
Assistant Curator.
26. October 2016– 15. January 2017
Multiple Floors, 235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
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Over the past thirty years, Rist (b. 1962) has achieved international
renown as a pioneer of video art and multimedia installations.
Her mesmerizing works envelop viewers in sensual, vibrantly
colored kaleidoscopic projections that fuse the natural world with
the technological sublime. Referring to her art as a “glorification
of the wonder of evolution,” Rist maintains a deep sense of
curiosity that pervades her explorations of physical and psychological
experiences. Her works bring viewers into unexpected, all-consuming
encounters with the textures, forms, and functions of the living
universe around us.
Occupying the three main floors of the Museum, “Pipilotti Rist:
Pixel Forest” will be the most comprehensive presentation of Rist’s
work in New York to date. It will include work spanning the artist’s
entire career, from her early single-channel videos from the 1980s
that explore the representation of the female body in popular culture
to her recent expansive video installations that transform architectural
spaces into massive dreamlike environments enhanced by hypnotic
musical scores. Featuring a new installation created specifically for this
presentation, this exhibition will also reveal connections between the
development of Rist’s art and the evolution of contemporary technologies.
Moving from the television monitor to the cinema screen, and from the intimacy
of the smartphone to the communal consumption of images and soundscapes,
this survey will chart the ways in which Rist’s work has fused the biological
with the electronic in the ecstasy of communication.
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Pipilotti Rist, Open My Glade (Flatten), 2000 (still).
Single-channel video installa­tion, silent, color; 9 min.
© Pipilotti Rist. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth,
and Luhring Augustine
Pipilotti Rist was born in Grabs in the Rhine Valley, Switzerland,
and currently lives and works in Zurich. She studied graphic design,
illustration, and photography at the University of Applied Arts in
Vienna and audiovisual communications and video at the Basel
School of Design. Solo exhibitions of her work have been presented
internationally at venues including Kunsthaus Zürich (2016); Kunsthalle
Krems, Austria (2015); Times Museum, Guangzhou, China (2013);
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea (2012); Fondazione
Nicola Trussardi, Milan (2011); the Hayward Gallery, London (2011);
the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (2011); Museum Boijmans
Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2009); the Museum of Modern
Art, New York (2008); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2007); and the
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX (2006); among many others.
Rist was awarded the Harper’s Bazaar Art China Prize (2013), the Zurich
Festival Prize (2013), and the Joan Miró Prize (2009).
“Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest” is curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis
Neeson Artistic Director, Margot Norton, Associate Curator, and Helga
Christoffersen, Assistant Curator. The exhibition will be accompanied
by a fully illustrated catalogue copublished by the New Museum
and Phaidon Press Limited.
“Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest” will include work spanning the artist’s
entire career, from her early single-channel videos from the 1980s,
which explore the representation of the female body in popular culture,
to her recent expansive video installations that transform architectural
spaces into massive dreamlike environments, enhanced by hypnotic
musical scores. Featuring a new installation created specifically for this
presentation, this exhibition will also reveal connections between the
development of Rist’s art and the evolution of contemporary technologies.
Moving from the television monitor to the cinema screen, and from the
intimacy of the smartphone to the communal consumption of images
and soundscapes, this survey will chart the ways in which Rist’s work
has fused the biological with the electronic in the ecstasy of communication.
New Museum
PIPILOTTI RIST: PIXEL FOREST
Tuesday, 22. November 2016 | 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
PUBLIC HOURS
Tuesday 11 AM–6 PM
Wednesday 11 AM–6 PM
Thursday 11 AM–9 PM (7 PM–9 PM: Pay-What-You-Wish)
Friday–Sunday 11 AM–6 PM
26. October 2016– 15. January 2017
Multiple Floors, 235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
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New Museum
PIPILOTTI RIST: PIXEL FOREST
Outside the Box Gallery Talks:
Harrison Atelier
Thursday 17. November 2016 | 3:30 pm
Rachel Rose
Thursday, 8. December 2016 | 3:30 pm
K.J. Holmes
Thursday, 1. December 2016
Laura McLean-Ferris
Thursday, 12. January 2016
26. October 2016– 15. January 2017
Multiple Floors, 235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
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“Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest,” 2016. Exhibition view: New Museum. Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio
New Museum
PIPILOTTI RIST: PIXEL FOREST
Pipilotti Rist in Conversation with Massimiliano Gioni
Thursday, 19. January 2017
26. October 2016– 15. January 2017
Multiple Floors, 235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
Pipilotti Rist, Gnade Donau Gnade (Mercy Danube Mercy), 2013/15.
Installation view: “Komm Schatz, wir stellen die Medien um & fangen
nochmals von vorne an,
” Kunsthalle Krems, Austria, 2015. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth,
and Luhring Augustine. Photo: Lisa Rastl

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