All the worlds of Pipilotti Rist at the Kunsthaus Zürich

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From February 26 to May 8, 2016 the Kunsthaus Zürich features a major retrospective – also including new works – on Pipilotti Rist, entitled “Your Saliva is my Diving Suit in the Ocean of Pain”.

cover image: Pipilotti Rist, Exhibition view Kunsthaus Zürich, 2016
Photo: Lena Huber, Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine 

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Pipilotti Rist, Worry Will Vanish Horizon, 2014. Audio video installation, music by Anders Guggisberg. Installation view, Hauser & Wirth, London, 2014
Photo: Alex Delfanne, Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine

Pipilotti Rist is widely known for her large-size video-installations, though which she ironically (and self-ironically) investigates taboos, conventions, and social issues by inviting the visitors to interact with the works, as well as by creating “worlds” where spaces and every-day objects combine with a surprising use of light, videos, and projected images.
The exhibition, which extends on over 1,000 square meters, presents pieces made by the Swiss artist in over forty years, from her early works of the ’80s to the installation Pixelwald, expressly conceived for the Kunsthaus Zurich, a dreamlike constantly-changing forest composed by 3000 LED lamps suspended on wires, a “screen exploding in space” as Rist herself defined it.

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Pipilotti Rist, Tactile Lights, 2016. Video and light installation. Installation view Kunsthaus Zürich, 2016. Photo: Lena Huber, Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine.

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Pipilotti Rist, Exhibition view Kunsthaus Zürich, 2016
Photo: Lena Huber, Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine

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Pipilotti Rist, Do Not Abandon Me Again, 2015. Video installation
Exhibition view Kunsthaus Zürich, 2016. Photo: Lena Huber, Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine

Pipilotti Rist. Your Saliva is my Diving Suit in the Ocean of Pain”
temporary exhibition
Kunsthaus Zürich
26 February / 8 May, 2016.

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Pipilotti Rist, Selfless in the Bath of Lava, 1994. Audio video installation (video still)
Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde, Gruppe Junge Kunst.
© Pipilotti Rist, Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine.

Images courtesy of Kunsthaus Zürich

 


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