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JEAN-ÉTIENNE LIOTARD │ Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh → 13 September 2015

Self-Portrait Laughing, c.1770, Geneva Musée d’Art et d’Histoire

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“An advnćṛs travlr n crietr v briłnt, candid portrits, h xeld at ɖ delic̣t art v pastl, bt olso dru, pêntd in ýl, md inamlz n wz a rfînd miṇćrist n printmêcr. Acordñ t Horis Wōlpol (1717-97) ‘Truʈ priveld in ol hiz wrcs’.”

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RETO PULFER: GEWÄSSERZEITEN │ Spike Island, Bristol → 20 September 2015

Milchstrassengrotte (2013). Ink on cotton, bed sheet, ribbon, ink on crate, Raku ceramic, daylight. Swiss Institute, New York
Milchstrassengrotte (2013). Ink on cotton, bed sheet, ribbon, ink on crate, Raku ceramic, daylight. Swiss Institute, New York

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“Yzñ pêntñ, drw̃, raitñ, myzic, fând objicts n evrde mtirịlz sć az txtîlz, fūd or spîsz t criet intyitv, n yt complx, siṇsʈetc invîrnmnts – ‘tôtl artwrcs’”

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IMAGES MOVING OUT ONTO SPACE │ Tate St Ives → 27 September 2015

Rivane Neuenschwander prepares ribbons printed with wishes for “I Wish Your Wish,” part of a show of her art at the New Museum, New York, in 2010. Photo: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

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Nicolas DeshayesJohn DivolaDan FlavinBarbara Hepworth, Liliane Lijn, Rivane NeuenschwanderBridget Riley,  Bryan Wynter

“Ẃt hapnz ẃn artwrcs r set in mośn? Ẃn ɖe muv arnd ɖ gaḷri or ât intu ɖ wrld?”

Dan Flavin: Untitled (to Don Judd, colorist), 1–5 1987. Pink, red, yellow, blue and green fluorescent light. Five parts, each: 122 x 122 x 15 cm
Dan Flavin:
Untitled (to Don Judd, colorist), 1–5 1987. Pink, red, yellow, blue and green fluorescent light. Five parts, each: 122 x 122 x 15 cm

Continue reading IMAGES MOVING OUT ONTO SPACE │ Tate St Ives → 27 September 2015

THOMAS HIRSCHHORN: IN-BETWEEN │ South London Gallery → 13 September 2015

Photo: Mark Blower
Photo: Mark Blower

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“Đ ćalinj v cnfruntñ ɖ wrld’z riaḷti standz btwn ‘crieśn’ n ‘dstruẋn’. ‘In Btwn’ z ɖ afmeśn v pricerịs dmenśn, ɖ dmenśn v ɖ non-gaṛntīd.”

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VERENA PARAVEL & LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR: LEVIATHAN │ Crawford Art Gallery, Cork → 22 August, 2015

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Continue reading VERENA PARAVEL & LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR: LEVIATHAN │ Crawford Art Gallery, Cork → 22 August, 2015

UNEASY BEAUTY: Ten Drawings by John Henry Fuseli (1741–1825) │ Ulster Museum, Belfast → 31 August 2015

Mrs Fuseli in a Large Hat. Ink & watercolour & bodycolour on paper
Mrs Fuseli in a Large Hat. Ink & watercolour & bodycolour on paper

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“Sm v Fzeli’z fînist drw̃z n wōtrculrz, iḷstretñ ɖ complx, n smtmz irotc, wrcñz v hiz imajineśn”


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Continue reading UNEASY BEAUTY: Ten Drawings by John Henry Fuseli (1741–1825) │ Ulster Museum, Belfast → 31 August 2015

NICOLAS PARTY: BOYS AND PASTEL │ Inverleith House, Edinburgh → 21 June 2015

Blue. Courtesy of the Artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow.

“Invli Hâs z dlîtd t priznt Nicḷs Pāti, Býz n Pastl, ɖ frst mêjr sôlo xbišn in a YC public gaḷri bî ɖ Swis ātist (b.1980, Lôzan. Livz n wrcs in Bruslz, Beljm).

Fr Býz n Pastl, Nicḷs Pāti hz trnsfwmd ɖ fwml Jwjn intirı̣r v Invli Hâs intu a cntmprri gesamtkunstwerk wɖ ɖ most xpansv insṭlešn v hiz decṛtv wōlpêntñz n čācoldrōñz t dêt. Spanñ evri inč v ɖ sevn gaḷrīspêsz, ɖz patnd myṛlz act az a fremñdvîs n wundṛs stêjset fr a ny siriz v pastlcomṗzišnz. Runñ cncuṛntli in ɖ lowr grândflor gaḷri z a prôgram v Pāti’z rerli sīn šwt filmz, ẇč pṛvîd frɖr insît intu ɖ ātist’s ynīc isʈetc lanĝj.

Ʈru Pāti’z gṛgerı̣s, dstñtv n stîlistcli dxtṛs pêntñz n drōñz, ɖ tôtl invîrnmnt crietd bî Býz n Pastl drctli rspondz t ɖ intirı̣r ācitcčr n mirrz ɖ srândñ btanicl contxt v Invli Hâs, ušrñ in eḷmnts v ɖ Gādn t animet ɖ stilṇs v ɖ gaḷrīspês. Č rūm têcs on its ôn ʈimatc discws, lîc čaptrz in an absrdist naṛtv hol. In rūm wn, ʈic swêɖz v solid, flat culr priznt prîml, roci landsceps, sjstñ arid, scwčt ŕʈ; ẇlst in ɖ folowñ gaḷri trītruncs, bilowñ îscrīm dwbz n clašñ šêdz adwn ɖ wōlz. In uɖr rūmz, dsmmbrd fngrz swîp culr acrs ɖ wōlz az f inṭractñ wɖ oṿsîzd tučscrīnz; n elsẇr, dens čarcol forists n vîbṛnt līvz v culr ivoc bycolic sìnz. Ɖz invîrnmnts r intgretd wɖ anʈṛṗmwfic frūts n triz, fantastcl tânsceps, n wn v Pāti’z sigṇčrṃtīfs – ɖ cofīpot. Ɖe r olso popyletd bî a cast v strenj n wočfl caṛctrz ɖt cnfrunt ɖ vywr wɖ a dsāmñ fixt gêz – ɖ býz n pastl.

Ẇɖr fl, imrsv tabloz or idiosincratc rpitñ dzînz, Pāti’z stîlistc vrṣtiḷti xpresz a complx n on-gwñ invstigešn intu culr, jesčr n mīdia. Ɖz arstñ invîrnmnts hold a vižl imījsi ɖt cnt help bt ilisit a visṛl rspons.

Hvr enjetc n untrubld bî ɖ añzaytiz v pêntñ ɖz tabloz me frst apir, ɖe nnɖls ḅlî Pāti’z cntinys meṭinvstigešn intu ɖ vri nêčr v pêntñ itslf; its cnvnšnz, tṛdišnz, veild hîrāciz, prejdisz n intirı̣r clasificešnsistmz. Pāti’z wrc cn b réd az a rič c̣lāž v refṛnts n signifîrz cerfli aproprietd fṛm ɖ histri v āt, dzîn n craft. Borowñ fṛm cnonicl āthistoricl subjcts sč az pwtričr, stiļîf n landscep, Pāti ṣlcts n riimajinz fmiłr, īvn hacnid mtīfs – frūṭrenjmnts, pastṛl sìnz, ɖ cofīpot – ryzñ ɖm in hiz wrc in a ṗrodic n irevṛnt we.

It z ʈru ɖ apropriešn v srtn ʈīmz n jesčrz ɖt brwd inflụnsz cn b îdentifîd, wɖ landsceps ḍrîvñ fṛm Dêvid Hocni, culrpaḷts borod fṛm ɖ Fôvz – or phps Pier Bonar – n pêntd c̣lāž refṛnsñ Mtīs’z cutâts. Pāti’z wrc z ɖrfr at wns homij, qtešn n rı̣propriešn, demnstretñ a dīp rspct fr, bt olso a critcl atityd t ɖ histri v āt.

Ɖs prôses v apropriešn olso pýnts t cntmprri añzaytiz rgādñ oʈntiṣti, imijrīpṛduẋn n a culčr mīdietd ʈru ɖ cmpytrscrīn. Ɖs z md xplisit in ɖ rcŕñ mācs in Pāti’z wrc, ẇč ôvrtli emylet ɖ dijitl brušstrôcs v crietv cmpytrprôgramz sč az Fôtošop n MS Pênt. In dlibṛtli crietñ anğlr šêps n ātifišl-lcñ lînz, Pāti pýnts twdz ɖ prezns v cmpyṭrêjnsi in oʈrñ ɖ wrc. Ɖs sutl cnvnšn šifts ɖ fôc̣s fṛm ɖ act v pêntñ itslf t ɖ tūlz v cntmprri ātistc pṛduẋn, trnsfwmñ ɖ wōl intu a substityt fr ɖ depʈls srfis v ɖ cmpytrscrīn – a coment on ɖ wrc v āt in ɖ dijitl êj.

Býz n Pastl xists wɖn a liminl spês smẇr btwn āthistri n ɖ dijitl scrīn. Wɖ ɖs xbišn, Pāti hz capčrd ɖ cntmprri zîtgîst, bt olso delvz mč dīpr ɖn ɖt, sjstñ a fyčr fr pêntñ ɖt cnflets ɖ fizicl n iṃtirı̣l wrld.


Nicḷs Pāti (b. 1980, Lôzan, Switṣḷnd) livz n wrcs in Bruslz, Beljm. Pāti studid at ɖ Lôzan Scūl v Āt (2001-2004) n at ɖ Glazgo Scūl v Āt (2007-2009).

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TERESA HUBBARD / ALEXANDER BIRCHLER: SOUND SPEED MARKER │ IMMA, Dublin → 3 May 2015

GRAND PARIS TEXAS. 2009. High Definition Video with Sound. Duration: 54min, (English with German and Spanish subtitles). Single Channel Projection. Aspect Ratio 16:9 NTSC, Stereo. Installation dimensions variable

(Posted 12 January 2015. The text is in an older version of Ñspel.)

“Ṭrīza Huḅd (Îriš/Americn/Swis, born in Dublin, Îrḷnd 1965) / Alixandr Birħlr (Swis, born in Bādn, Switṣḷnd 1962) hv bn wrcñ c̣labṛtvli in vidio, ftogṛfi n sculpčr sns 1990. Đer wrc invîts sjstv, ôpn-endd rflẋnz on memri, plês n siṇma.

IMMA wl hôst ɖer rīsntli cmplitd triḷji v filmz in a čenjñ dsple fṛm Dsmbr 2014 ʈru t Sprñ 2015. Ɖ xibišn wl fīčr ol ʈri projcts in ɖ cmplitd triḷji n wl b acumṗnid bî an xibišncaṭlog. Č cmponnt v ɖ triḷji inṭwivz n unpacs leyrz v siṇṃhistri. Ɖ frst pāt, cmplitd in 2009 n tîtld Grã Pari Txs, cnsidrz simlteňsli ɖ fizicl n sošl spês v a ded siṇma, a fgotn soñ n ɖ inhabitnts v a sml tân. Runñ fṛm 5 Dsmbr 2014 – 11 Jaňri 2015, ɖ film cncts ʈri seminl mūviz v ɖ sâʈwest: Vim Vendrz’ Paris, Txs (1984), Brūs Beṛfd’z Tendr Mrsiz (1983) n Cñ Baġt’s clasic sîḷnt film, Tumblwīdz (1925).

Mūvīmântin (Melie), a tu-čanl vidio cmplitd in 2011, xplorz ɖ rezidy v siṇma n sošl ṭrên arnd ɖ sait v Mūvīmântin in West Txs n wl run fṛm 16 Jaňri t ɖ 1 Māč 2015. Srčñ fr ɖ orijin v ɖ mântin’z nem, Ṭrīza Huḅd / Alixandr Birħlr imbāct on a jrni tṛvrsñ ɖ landscêp v ŕli sîḷnt-ira filmpṛduẋn n uncuvrd a psbl rlešnšp btwn Mūvīmântin n Gaston Melie, ɖ lesr-nôn bruɖr n biznispātnr v ɖ fems filṃêcr Žwž Melie.

Jaynt (2014), runñ fṛm 6 Māč t 3 Me, inṭwivz sînz v lîf n visṭz v a dceyñ mūvīset bilt âtsd v Māfa: ɖ Reata manšn fṛm ɖ 1956 Wōnr Bruɖrz film Jaynt starñ Iliẓbʈ Têlr, Roc Hudsn n Jêmz Dīn. Aftr filmñ wz cmplitd ɖ ʈrīsîdd fsād wz left bhnd in ɖ landscêp. Ṭrīza Huḅd / Alixandr Birħlr xplor ɖ sceḷtl rmenz v ɖ set az sīznz čenj, de trnz t nît n pāts v ɖ strucčr swñ n fwl of. Sìnz v a filmcru rcwdñ ɖ cuṛnt cndišnz r juxṭpozd wɖ a Wōnr Bruɖrz ofis in 1955, ẇr a secṛtri tîps p ɖ lcêšncontract fr ɖ mošnpicčr ɖt hz yt t b crietd.

Ṭrīza Huḅd / Alixandr Birħlr’z wrc z held in nymṛs public c̣lẋnz includñ ɖ Myziym v Cntmprri Āt, Los Anjlīz, Hiršwn Myziym n Sculpčrgādn at ɖ Smiʈsoňn, Wošñtn D. C.; Cŭnsthâs Zŭrih, Switṣḷnd; Modn Āt Myziym Fwt Wrʈ; Myziym v Fîn Āts Hystn; Yocôhama Myziym v Āt, Jpan n ɖ Pinakothek der Moderne, Mynic, Jrṃni. Ɖer xibišnhistri includz venyz sč az ɖ Venis Bîeňl; Têt Myziym Livpul; Ẇitni Myziym v Americn Āt, Ny Ywc; Myziym v Cntemprri Āt Šicago; Rêna Sfia Myziym Mdrid; Cŭnsthâs Grats n ɖ Mori Myziym, Tôcio.”

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RAPHAEL HEFTI │ Nottingham Contemporary → 4 January 2015

Rafêl Hefti hz a novl aproč t xperimentešn wɖ mtirı̣lz. H z fasinetd wɖ prôsesz n ofn invnts hiz ôn. Hiz wrcs blr bândriz btwn načṛl n industrı̣l, abstract n repṛzentešnl. H frīqntli c̣laḅrets wɖ tecnišnz, sayntists, n īvn dogz, t rvil unxpctd byti in ōḍnri mtirı̣lz.

Fr hiz sôlo xibišn at Notñm Cntmprri h vizitd inḍstriz in ɖ Īst Midḷndz. Hiz vizit t ɖ Rolz Rýs factri in Dābi fôc̣st on ɖ comṗzišn n trītmnt v metlz in dfṛnt stêts. Ny wrcs md fr hiz xibišn hir rflct ɖs cmñ tgɖr v hîtec n hevi metl. Az in hiz uɖr wrc, Hefti rfŕz t prôsesz ɖt uɖrwz rmen inviẓbl, bt ẇč fwm ɖ crūšl substrucčr v cntmprri culčr.

Fr ɖ hyj fôtôgramz šôn in ɖs xibišn, Hefti dusts standd fôtôpêpr wɖ wičpâdr or Lîcopodı̣m – moșporz ɖt lît p ẇn ɖe r set on fîr, drctli xpozñ ɖ fôtôsenṣtv pêpr. Ɖ rzults r cmpelñli bytifl xpložnz v culr ɖt lc lîc imijz v ɖ cozmos – ɖ fabric v âr wrld.

Hefti’z iridesnt glaspein sculpčrz, č ynīc, r md fṛm spešl antiriflctv glas, comnli yzd t pṛtct ātwrcs n intndd t b inviẓbl. Bî multiplayñ ɖ antiriflctv côtñ, Hefti rendrz ɖ inviẓbl viẓbl. Aftr a leñʈi rsrčfêz in ɖ wrcšop, h hz inṭvīnd in ɖ prôses v manyfacčr t criet ẇt z hiz product.

Rīsnt sôlo xibišnz includ CAPC Bwdo (2013), Camdn Ātșentr, Lundn (2012) n SWLTS, Bazl (2012). In 2012 h wun ɖ Swis Āṭwōd našnl prîz.”

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Continue reading RAPHAEL HEFTI │ Nottingham Contemporary → 4 January 2015

PIPILOTTI RIST: WORRY WILL VANISH │ Hauser & Wirth, London → 10 January 2015

“Hâzr n Virt z plizd t anâns tu xibišnz v ny vidiowrcs bî Pipiloti Rišt, unveild in paṛlel prezntešnz acrs its Lundn n Suṃset gaḷriz.

Fr hr Lundn xibišn, Wuri Wl Vaniš, Rišt hz trnsfwmd ɖ gaḷri intu a fŭli imrsv, senṣri invîrnmnt. Pṛjctd agnst tu wōlz, Wuri Wl Vaniš Hrîzn (2014) z a jrni insd ɖ hymn bodi, bêst on a ʈrīdimnšnl animešn. Rišt dlîts in patnz crietd bî mnipyletñ crīsz v scin, c̣resñ, pšñ n pŭlñ t dpict ɖ vẹrid txčr v hymn fleš. Ɖz cwpwrı̣l imijz piriodcli ovrlap wɖ clôsup fragmnts fṛm nêčr az Rišt blrz ɖ bândriz btwn ɖ slf n ōganic strucčrz. Š xplorz ɖ rlešnšp btwn intrnl n xtrnl, hâ indivijlz r lnct t ɖ tišuz n bludveslz v uɖr ōġnizmz, n in so dwñ, š sjsts rlešnšps wɖ ɖ ynivrs at lj.

Rišt’s vidiôfŭtij apirz az a c̣lîḍscopic riimajinñ v riaḷti, az glisnñ spîdrwebz n dỳ-lêst fôliij mrj wɖ îbwlz n elboz in a barāj v seductv imijri. Rišt hz c̣laḅretd wɖ ātist n myzišn Andrz Ggizbrg on ɖ sând ɖt acumṗniz ɖ vidio so ɖt Wuri Wl Vaniš Hrîzn imrjz az a joys seḷbrešn v ōdio, txčr n culr.

Wuri Wl Vaniš z a pātisipeṭri xpirı̣ns; gaḷrīvizitrz r promtd t rmuv ɖer šuz bfr entrñ ɖ mn insṭlešn, n hns t rlis sm v ɖ sošl inhibišnz ɖt xist in ɖ wrld âtsd. Upn iniṣ̌li entrñ ɖ gaḷrīspês, ɖ vywr z cnfruntd wɖ a denimcrtn haññ fṛm ɖ sīlñ. Ɖ crtn xtndz ɖ leñʈ v ɖ sâʈ wōl, n intîsz ɖ vywr t xplor ɖ ẹria bynd ɖs fizicl n sîc̣lojicl barı̣r. Bî leyñ pluš cāṗt n dūvez on ɖ flor v hr insṭlešn, Rišt invîts ɖ vywr t lî dân n xpirı̣ns ɖ wrc fṛm a ny pspctv, in ẇč ɖ ynivrs apirz inlājd. Ɖ vywr muvñ ʈru ɖ imij n ɖ pṛjẋn v ɖer ôn šado ontu ɖ gaḷrīwōl srvz t inhans ɖ inṭraẋn btwn ɖ bodi n its invîrnmnt.

Rišt drwz on prínṣplz v Ōṭjenic Trênñ t fsilitet a prôses v rīlaxešn, a tecnīc dveḷpt in 1932 bî ɖ Jrṃn sîcaytrist Yhaniz Hînrih Šlts. Ōṭjenic Trênñ involvz a rpitd set v vižlîzešnz, practist in rec̣mndd posčrz (includñ layñ dân), ẇč r intndd t alīviet stres. Īvn ɖ ajreṭri tôn v ɖ xibišn’z tîtl hz a cāmñ ifct on ɖ vywr, lulñ ɖm intu a stêt ẇr ɖe wl b rsptv t ny îdiyz.

A secnd, sml-scêl vidioinsṭlešn, Stôn Scîscrêpr (2014) z pzišnd âtsd ɖ denimcrtn. It z a hymn-scêl strucčr mild fṛm sandstôn wɖ a vidio pṛjctd on ɖ fsād.

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Pipiloti Rišt wz born in Grabz in ɖ Swis Rîn Vali in 1962. Sns imrjñ on ɖ inṭnašnl ātsìn in ɖ mid-1980z n 1990z wɖ fems snglčanl vidioz sč az I’m Nt Ɖ Grl Hu Misz Mč (1986) n Piclpwno (1992), Rišt hz hd nymṛs sôlo n grūp xibišnz n z wn v ɖ most seḷbretd vidioātists wrcñ tde. In 2009 Rišt wz awōdd ɖ Joan Miró Prîz fr hr wîdrenjñ crietv actiṿti n hr âtstandñ contribyšn t ɖ cuṛnt ātistc sìn bî Fundació Joan Miró, Bāṣlona, Spên.

Fr hr frst fīčrfilm, Peprminta (2009), in 2009 Rišt wz awōdd ɖ Prezidnt v ɖ Jri’z Xtrōdnri Awōd at Spên’z 6ʈ Svil Yṛpiyn Filmfestivl n in 2010 š rsivd ɖ Cutñej Awōd bî Mîami Inṭnašnl Yṛpiyn Filmfestivl. In 2012, Rišt wz awōdd ɖ Hāpr’z Bzar Āt Čîna prîz fr ‘Bst Ātist’ n in Jūn 2013, š wz awōdd ɖ Zŭrih Festivlprîz 2013. Rīsnt sôlo xibišnz includ Jentl Wev in Yr Îfluid, Tîmz Myziym in Ĝañžu, Čîna (2013); Pipiloti Rišt. A la belle étoile, Henri Ātgaḷri, Ynivrṣti v Wošñtn, Siatl WA (2012); Pipiloti Rišt – Spir t hevn!, LEEUM Samsŭñ Myziym v Āt, Sôl, C̣rīa; Blutbetriebene Kameras und qellende Räume, Kunstmuseum St. Gaḷn, Switṣḷnd (2012); Îbwl Msāž, Hêẉd Gaḷri, Lundn, Ñgḷnd (2011), ẇč travld t Kunsthalle Mannheim, Manhîm, Jrṃni (2012); Parasimpatico, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Cinema Manzoni, Milan, Iṭli (2011); Pipiloti Rišt. Partit amistós – sentiments electrónics, Fundació Joan Miró & Centre Cultura Caixa Girona Fontana d’Or, Bāṣlona / Žirona, Spên (2010); Elixir – Ɖ vidioōġnizm v Pipiloti Rišt, Myziym Boijmans Van Beuningen, Roṭdam, Neɖrḷndz (2009); Por Yr Bodi Ât (7354 Kbc Mītrz), MvMĀ, Ny Ywc NY (2008) n A la belle étoile, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Frans (2007).”

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Continue reading PIPILOTTI RIST: WORRY WILL VANISH │ Hauser & Wirth, London → 10 January 2015

PIPILOTTI RIST: STAY STAMINA STAY │ Hauser & Wirth, Somerset → 22 February 2015

“Hâzr n Virt z plizd t anâns tu xibišnz v ny vidiowrcs bî Pipiloti Rišt, unveild in paṛlel prezntešnz acrs its Lundn n Suṃset gaḷriz.

A paynir v vidiôāt sns ɖ midêtiz, Rišt’s filminsṭlešnz têc mni gîzz. Š hz lîcnd ɖm in ɖ past t handbagz, bcz ɖr z rūm in ɖm fr evrʈñ: pêntñ, tecnoḷji, lanĝj, myzic, flowñ picčrz, powtri, c̣mošn, preṃnišnz v deʈ, sx n frendliṇs.’ Fṛm ɖs vrṣtîl, caprišs mīdı̣m, Rišt drwz inr n âtr wrldz v c̣lîḍscopic culrfl wundrmnt.

Hâzr n Virt Suṃset wl priznt tu ny rūmz bî Pipiloti Rišt n an insṭlešn v hiplîts in ɖ fāmyād. Fṛm sumr 2012 ʈru t sumr 2013, Rišt spent a sbatcl in Brūtn, têcñ pāt in ɖ frst Hâzr n Virt Suṃset ātistrezidnsi. Ɖ xpirı̣ns hd a pṛfând impact upn hr practis, pṛdysñ ny wrc in rspons t ɖ srândñ landscep n ɖ ppl š met.

Rišt’s tîtl Ste Stamina Ste plez on its dubl mīnñ; refṛnsñ ɖ stêmen (ɖ poḷnpṛdysñ rīpṛductv ōgn v a flâr) n olso a rzistns t hādšp. Rišt z cnsrnd wɖ âr cnẋn n inṭraẋn wɖ ɖ wrld arnd s; hâ w rlet t âr landscêp, ẇt prīcnspšnz w cari fṛm âr rspctv culčrz, n ẇt ɖoz culčrz hv in comn. Ʈru hr sensysli obzrvd clôsups v ɖ načṛl invîrnmnt n ɖ hymn bodi, Rišt z intrestd in ɖ ofn unḅliṿbl streñʈ ɖt hymnz r jeṇretñ evri de.

In ɖ Rôdz Gaḷri, Mrsīgādn (2014) z pṛjctd ontu tu v ɖ wōlz; ɖ lušs imijri in ɖ insṭlešn cmz mostli fṛm fŭtij ɖ ātist šot ẇlst livñ in Suṃset. Slômošn clôsups ple ât in mirrd ifct; fngrz strôc stññ netlz, handz c̣res soft vivid petlz, lips prs undrwōtr n wošñ flôts in ɖ brīz, agnst a brît blu scî. Ɖ imijz r filtrd n leyrd, set t a sândtrac v banjo fôcmyzic bî Hînz Rwrr, invîtñ vižl n tactîl wundr n ingejñ ol v ɖ sensz.

Ɖs sumčs ol-incumṗsñ invîrnmnt z dzînd fr rīlaxešn n meditešn; ɖ flor z pāṣ̌li cāṗtd in luš grīn, wɖ Suṃset šīpscin rugz scatrd acrs. Rišt incurijz hr vywrz t rclîn, invîtñ ɖm t contmplet, n at ɖ sem tîm, t šer a c̣lctv xpirı̣ns wɖ ɖer felo spectetrz.

Rišt z comnli nôn fr crietñ wrcs ɖt r at wns feminist n feminin, ofn xplorñ ɖ fīmel bodi; bt in Mrsīgādn ol v ɖ caṛctrz r men (or býz) n ɖ film seḷbrets a masklin streñʈ, cmbînd wɖ fṛjiḷti n tendrṇs. Ɖ mn caṛctr, a yuñ lôcl fāmr, z šôn inṭractñ wɖ hiz načṛl invîrnmnt. Visṛl imijz v hiz handz runñ ʈru sýl n tendñ plants poz qesčnz abt lîf n deʈ, n hymnz’ rlešnšp t ɖ načṛl wrld. Rišt dscrîbz ɖ wrc az a powm abt agriculčr, ɖ fāmr, hiz bodi, hiz fngrz n hiz mšinz az an xtnšn v ɖ bodi.

On entrñ ɖ Buržwā Gaḷri, ɖ vywr z imrst in anɖr v Rišt’s paṛlel wrldz. Ɖ insṭlešn Slīpñ Poḷn (2014) z pṛjctd ʈru sevn mirrd sfirz, sspndd fṛm ɖ sīlñ, ẇč criet muvñ pṛjẋnz ol arnd ɖ spês. Vizitrz r invîtd t muv in n arnd ɖ pṛjẋns, n olso t bcm pāt v ɖm, rflctñ ɖ ātist’s cntinywñ dzîr t criet a clôs rlešnšp btwn wrc n vywr. Ɖ dorz n windoz hv bn cuvrd in trnzlusnt aṣtet in čerīred n mosgrīn, crietñ a hêzi glo ɖt čenjz in intenṣti ʈrt ɖ de. Rišt dscrîbz Slīpñ Poḷn az ofrñ ɖ wintrplants an ilectronic bed in a dāc côzi rūm. Ɖer drīmz spin slôli in ɖ er.

Âtsd, ɖ insṭlešn Hiplîts (2011), ẇč wz frst cnsivd fr Rišt’s sôlo xibišn Îbwl Msāž at ɖ Hêẉd Gaḷri, Lundn in 2011, z a rmāc̣bl, âtdor lîtwrc, crietd fṛm hundṛdz v perz v undrpants wɖ LED lamps. Ɖ undrwer z struñ btwn č v ɖ bildñz arnd ɖ fāmyād, lîc an inwms seḷbreṭri wošñlîn.

Abt ɖ Ātist

Pipiloti Rišt wz born in Grabz in ɖ Swis Rîn Vali in 1962. Sns imrjñ on ɖ inṭnašnl ātsìn in ɖ mid-1980z n 1990z wɖ fems snglčanl vidioz sč az I’m Nt Ɖ Grl Hu Misz Mč (1986) n Piclpwno (1992), Rišt hz hd nymṛs sôlo n grūp xibišnz n z wn v ɖ most seḷbretd vidioātists wrcñ tde. In 2009 Rišt wz awōdd ɖ Joan Miró Prîz fr hr wîdrenjñ crietv actiṿti n hr âtstandñ contribyšn t ɖ cuṛnt ātistc sìn bî Fundació Joan Miró, Bāṣlona, Spên.

Fr hr frst fīčrfilm, Peprminta (2009), in 2009 Rišt wz awōdd ɖ Prezidnt v ɖ Jri’z Xtrōdnri Awōd at Spên’z 6ʈ Svil Yṛpiyn Filmfestivl n in 2010 š rsivd ɖ Cutñej Awōd bî Mîami Inṭnašnl Yṛpiyn Filmfestivl. In 2012, Rišt wz awōdd ɖ Hāpr’z Bzar Āt Čîna prîz fr ‘Bst Ātist’ n in Jūn 2013, š wz awōdd ɖ Zŭrih Festivlprîz 2013. Rīsnt sôlo xibišnz includ Jentl Wev in Yr Îfluid, Tîmz Myziym in Ĝañžu, Čîna (2013); Pipiloti Rišt. A la belle étoile, Henri Ātgaḷri, Ynivrṣti v Wošñtn, Siatl WA (2012); Pipiloti Rišt – Spir t hevn!, LEEUM Samsŭñ Myziym v Āt, Sôl, C̣rīa; Blutbetriebene Kameras und qellende Räume, Kunstmuseum St. Gaḷn, Switṣḷnd (2012); Îbwl Msāž, Hêẉd Gaḷri, Lundn, Ñgḷnd (2011), ẇč travld t Kunsthalle Mannheim, Manhîm, Jrṃni (2012); Parasimpatico, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Cinema Manzoni, Milan, Iṭli (2011); Pipiloti Rišt. Partit amistós – sentiments electrónics, Fundació Joan Miró & Centre Cultura Caixa Girona Fontana d’Or, Bāṣlona / Žirona, Spên (2010); Elixir – Ɖ vidioōġnizm v Pipiloti Rišt, Myziym Boijmans Van Beuningen, Roṭdam, Neɖrḷndz (2009); Por Yr Bodi Ât (7354 Kbc Mītrz), MvMĀ, Ny Ywc NY (2008) n A la belle étoile, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Frans (2007).”

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