Renowned worldwide for her pioneering video installations, Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist will transform more than 1,000 square metres of the Kunsthaus Zürich with sensual works that encounter convention and taboo with humour and irony. Her early single-channel videos from the 1980s will be combined with never 2014 piece, Worry Will Vanish Horizon, a never-before-seen large-scale video installation, and a new large-format work which has been designed especially for the Kunsthaus.
Not only displaying works in a conventional manner, the exhibition will encourage unconventional perspectives as visitors lie on the floor and take different stances to become part of the installations.The works experienced encounter intimate gestures, play with light and colour, all the while pointing at questions of feminism, femininity and perception – and will also extend out into the Miró garden, the café and the entrance hall of the Kunsthaus to challenge the museum’s various functions.
Further expanding out of the museum context, Rist’s exhibition will be accompanied by performances, events, a catalogue incorporating her own poetry and even an app to be accessed during the exhibition.
Pipilotti Rist: Retrospective and New Works, 26 February – 8 May, Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimpl. 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland.
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1. Pipilotti Rist, Worry Will Vanish Horizon, 2014. Installation view, Hauser & Wirth, London, 2014, photo: Alex Delfanne.