Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Pipilotti Rist - Hayward Gallery

The first British survey show of Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist has opened at the Hayward Gallery and continues until 8 January 2012.
In his review of the exhibition, Adrian Searle, quotes Rist describing humans as "permanently juicy machines"! He describes her multimedia work - including a chandelier made of underpants ("temples of the abdomen" - in Rist's words) and a video of her singing and dancing (topless) like Minnie Mouse (see below) as "a shout for bodily pleasures and sensuality". What's not to like? (Find out in Laura Cumming's review!) See also: "Caressing Space: Pipilotti Rist interviewed by Patricia Bickers", in Art Monthly (2011), October 2011, No.350, pp1-4.
Pipilotti Rist, still from I'm Not The Girl Who Misses Much, 1986 - watch the video here.

Pipilotti Rist, still from Selbstlos in Lavabad (Selfless in the Bath of Lava), - watch video here.
Pipilotti Rist, Massachusetts Chandelier

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