Thursday 01/19/17 7PM
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Pipilotti Rist in Conversation with Massimiliano Gioni

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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

We will be livestreaming this event starting at 7 PM R

Join us for a special conversation between Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist and Massimiliano Gioni, Artistic Director of the New Museum, on the occasion of the survey “Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest.” Gioni and Rist will discuss the trajectory of the artist’s practice over the past thirty years, during which time Rist has achieved international renown as a pioneer of video art and multimedia installations. The conversation will focus on “Pixel Forest,” which occupies the three main floors of the Museum and includes a new installation created specifically for the exhibition. “Pixel Forest” will be the most comprehensive presentation of Rist’s work in New York to date; it spans the artist’s entire career, from her early single-channel videos of the 1980s, which explore the representation of the female body in popular culture, to her recent expansive video installations, which transform architectural spaces into massive dreamlike environments enhanced by hypnotic musical scores.

This event is currently at capacity. A standby list will begin at 6 p.m. the day of the event with sign-up in person only.

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 Vienna, as well as 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 Zurich Festival Prize (2013), the Harper’s Bazaar Art China Prize (2012), and the Joan Miró Prize (2009).


Artist talks and conversations in 2016 and 2017 are sponsored by First Republic.

Generous ongoing support is provided by The Charlotte and Bill Ford Artist Talks Fund.

Exhibition Supporters

Full support for “Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest” can be viewed here.

Education Supporters

Exhibition-related programs are made possible, in part, through the support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Generous endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

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