Installation view: “Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest,” New Museum. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Luhring Augustine. Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio
Join us for a tour of “Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest” in which we will consider the relationship of the body to architecture in Rist’s engagements with domestic space. Rist has referred to many of her large-scale works as “places for communal gatherings.” By experiencing these works together, we will explore ideas of intimacy while discussing the various ways in which Rist disarms us as viewers and participants. Focusing on Sip My Ocean (1996), Ever is Over All (1997), Vorstadthirn (Suburb Brain) (1999), Mercy Garden (2014), and Worry Will Vanish Horizon (2014), we will consider Rist’s vulnerability alongside our own as we ask how each work encourages us to let down our mental and physical barriers.
New Perspectives tours are led by the New Museum Teaching Fellow, an emerging scholar in art history or a related field. The topics of the tours are based on the Fellow’s ongoing research and change monthly, engaging participants in uniquely focused examinations of selected objects and installations. To read descriptions of current and upcoming New Perspectives tours, please view the calendar. New Perspectives tours are free with Museum admission. Due to limited capacity, please preregister and meet in the Lobby at the time of the tour.
The current New Museum Teaching Fellow is Maggie Mustard, a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, where she is completing her dissertation on postwar Japanese photography.