Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Hans-Peter Wipplinger. Text by Stephanie Damianitsch, Brigitte Huck, Eva Laquièze-Waniek, August Ruhs, Hans-Peter Wipplinger.
Swiss-born artist and "techno-romanticist" Pipilotti Rist (born 1962) is famed for her films and spatial video installations that reflect on the image as medium, its potency and increasing dissemination in today's media society, without disregarding the desire, pleasure and physical sensations experienced in viewing images. This volume is published to accompany her exhibition at the Kunsthalle Krems. Designed by Thomas Rhyner in close cooperation with the artist as a 50-foot-long concertina-fold, the volume presents colorful collages that illustrate Rist's visual universe. Essays by Stephanie Damianitsch, Brigitte Huck, Eva Laquièze-Waniek, August Ruhs and Hans-Peter Wipplinger--enclosed as individual pamphlets within the concertina--elucidate Rist's work from various perspectives and show how the artist strives, through questioning accustomed ways of seeing and incorporating the viewer, to find, as she puts it, "new ways of creating the world, the external as well as the internal world."
Published by Wexner Center for the Arts. Text by Christopher Bedford, Lynne Tillman, Kristin M. Brockman.
Known for playful and provocative video projects that range from monumental installations to intimate, single-channel works, Pipilotti Rist (born 1962) is a pioneer of moving-image art. This publication examines the process and execution of Rist's “The Tender Room,” a new environmentally scaled installation at the Wexner Center for the Arts. “The Tender Room” envelopes viewers in the transformative power of color through video projections and colored films applied to the gallery's expansive windows. This catalogue documents the project, which included seating elements designed by the artist, a newly fabricated underwear chandelier, the video projections, and video installations developed for the nearby restrooms. Also addressed in the catalogue is an additional new video installation developed for two restrooms and one of the artist's best-known public projects, “Open My Glade (Flatten)” (2000), which was originally shown in Times Square and was exhibited concurrently with “The Tender Room” just outside the Wexner Center's entrance.
Published by Hayward Gallery Publishing. Edited by Stephanie Rosenthal. Text by Elizabeth Bronfen, Chrissie Iles, Stefanie Müller.
Pipilotti Rist (born 1962) burst onto the international art scene in the late 1980s with visually lush video and multimedia works that explore sexuality and media culture through playful and provocative remixes of fantasy and the everyday. Highly accomplished technically, Rist's practice fuses sensual images, dazzling color, music and text to create mesmerizing installations. Published to accompany a major survey exhibition at London's Hayward Gallery (as well as a European tour), this comprehensive volume is thoroughly illustrated and conceived in close collaboration with the artist. Essays by Stephanie Rosenthal, Elizabeth Bronfen, Chrissie Iles and Stefanie Müller explore the many facets of Rist's art, including her treatment of the relationship between the body and the camera, and her use of two- and three-dimensional sculptural forms, while a visual essay by the artist provides a rare insight into her working methods.
Pipilotti Rist continually reinvents the art of installation. With her multimedia audio and video installations, the Swiss-born artist creates and innovatively transforms big and small spaces, activates machines and produces serial video stills filled with her very individual and vivid imagery. Her everyday themes and images reflect fundamental, vital issues: love and loss, birth and death, family and solitude, gender and individuality, dream and reality. The artist directly involves the observers of her art and experiments with the communicative and performative abilities of the human body. Supplemented with short interviews on each of the pieces highlighted, Énne Sàll's introduction offers the first systematic overview of the works of Pipilotti Rist. Beautifully designed and unusally engaging text.