Pipilotti Rist: Your Salvia is my Diving Suit in the Ocean of Pain: Cat. Kunsthaus Zurich

Pipilotti Rist: Your Salvia is my Diving Suit in the Ocean of Pain: Cat. Kunsthaus Zurich

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Overview

Dive!

Pipilotti Rist (*1962) is a seminal figure in the world of video art and has achieved international acclaim with her sensually unabashed video installations. Entertaining, ironic and self-assured, the artist tackles conven­tions and taboos. Kunsthaus Zurich presents a compre­hensive exhibition including both key works from the ­beginnings of Rist's international career as well as new works created especially for this exhibition. The publication accompanying the exhibition is more than a classic exhibition catalog. The book is structured as a glossary and illuminates in an extraordinary way on the basis of short, alphabetically ordered contributions, the most ­important themes in Pipilotti Rist’s work with contribu­tions by renowned authors such as Arno Camenisch, Martin Suter or Sibylle Berg. At the same time, artist friends and art historians, among them Änne Söll and Jacqueline Burckhardt, as well as representatives of other guilds and trades, and, last but not least, ­children also have their say. Furthermore, documents and photographs from the personal archive of the artist will be published for the first time—and Pipilotti Rist chips in with poems! As a special feature, there are twelve large plates that can be removed from the book.

Exhbition:
Kunsthaus Zürich, 26/2–8/5/2016

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783864421631
Publisher: Snoeck Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/25/2016
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 9.06(w) x 12.01(h) x (d)

About the Author

Pipilotti Rist, born 1962, lives in Zurich and the Swiss Alps. She is a visual artist known for creating experiential video and installation art. Her artwork is often described as surreal, intimate, abstract, having a preoccupation with the female body, which often leads to the categorization as feminist art. Since her 2008 show at MoMA, New York, she is also well known in the USA; since 1984 she had various worldwide exhibits, amongst others at Kunstmusem St Gallen (1994), Museum Villa Stuck Munich (1997), Site Santa Fé (1998), Museum Ludwig Cologne (1999), Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2006), Centre Georges Pompidou Paris (2007), Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (2010), Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus OH (2011), Henry Art Gallery Seattle (2012), Pinakothek der Moderne Munich (2016), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Humlebaek (2019).

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