In Spring 2015, the Kunsthalle Krems presents one of the most comprehensive solo exhibitions to date of Switzerland's most famous video and object artist, Pipilotti Rist.
The spectrum of works on exhibit from 30 years of her career ranges from early objects on first-time public display and experimental films from the early 1980s to some of her best-known works and to recent expansive video installations, thus providing a unique insight into Rist's fanciful universe of moving (in the double meaning of the word) images.
Aside from being a reflection of, and on, today's media reality, they are fascinating above all because of their impressive sensuality. Equally engaging the visual, tactile, and aural senses, Rist's videos do not only activate body awareness, but also encourage looking at the world through different eyes and challenging accustomed views.
Rist’s artistic strategy of creating pictorial spaces that viewers can actually step into, combined with the dissolution of the boundary between perception and imagination that is immanent in her videos, also shows in her object-based space installations.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition at Kunsthalle Krems, 22 March – 28 June 2015.
English and German text.