Pipilotti Rist. Dein Speichel ist mein Taucheranzug im Ozean des Schmerzes

26.02.2016 – 08.05.2016
Curated by Mirjam Varadinis.
Location Pfister-Bau (Grosser Ausstellungssaal, ehem. Bührlesaal).
Rist Pipilotti ZKG.2016 0017 R 6732
Pipilotti Rist
Tastende Lichter, 2015
Light and video installation, 5 coloured and controlled moving lights in the glass roof of the Moser Building and 1-channel video projection, colour, without sound on Burckhardt relief 'Amazonenkampf'
Kunsthaus Zürich, Acquired with the support of Swiss Re - Partner for contemporary art and of Franz Wasmer, 2016
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Pipilotti Rist, Anders Guggisberg
Worry Will Vanish Horizon, 2014
Audio video installation, corner projection on two walls, carpet, white duvets, sound

Kunsthaus Zürich, Time-Based Media Collection, Permanent loan of the Walter A. Bechtler Foundation, 2016
Pipilotti Rist‘s exhibition as a colorful, enchanted total installation.
In 2016 the Kunsthaus Zürich devoted a large exhibition to one of the most prominent Swiss contemporary artists: Pipilotti Rist is among the pioneers and most important representatives of video art, and she has acquired an international reputation with her cryptically ironic videos and sensually playful video installations. In the exhibition early works from the 1980s – such as her single-channel videos – were combined with later object assemblages and spatial video installations. In addition, there was a work made especially for this exhibition, ‘Pixelwald’, an installation with chains of colored lights, which drew the public into its ban and invited them to linger. The constantly changing forest of lights represented the idea ‘of a monitor exploding into the room,’ as the artist described it. Both artistically and technically, ‘Pixelwald’ was an innovation for her. Rist combined her individual works into a colorful, enchanted total installation, which clearly burst open the format of a classical retrospective. The show, which was curated by Mirjam Varadinis in close cooperation with the artist, was a huge success and, with 90,000 visitors, it attracted more than any other exhibition of contemporary art in the history of the Kunsthaus.
[Sandra Gianfreda]
Rist combined her individual works into a colorful, enchanted total installation, which clearly burst open the format of a classical retrospective.

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Pipilotti Rist Plakat page 0001
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Pipilotti Rist, Worry Will Vanish Horizon, 2014 Audiovisuelle Installation, Musik von Anders Guggisberg
Pipilotti Rist Ausstellungsansicht 3
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Pipilotti Rist, Tu mich nicht nochmals verlassen, 2015 Videoinstallation
Pipilotti Rist Ausstellungsansicht 1
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Pipilotti Rist Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Zürich, 2016
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Pipilotti Rist, Pixelwald, 2016 Videoinstallation
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Photo: Caroline Minjolle
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