Contemporary Art Gallery
- Contemporary Art Gallery
Pipilotti Rist: Your Eye Is My Island
Saturday, August 7 – Sunday, October 17, 2021 10:00 – 18:00 (last admission: 17:30)
Pipilotti Rist (b. 1962, Grabs, St. Gallen, Switzerland) is a Swiss visual artist who explores experimental video expression since the 1980s. Based in Switzerland, Rist has been invited to present her work at museums and biennales around the world.
Rist’s video installations, which feature humorous snatches of images depicting a realm of vivid color, sensorially stimulating music and comforting spatial design, have attracted audiences of all ages from all over the world. This exhibition consists of about 40 works dealing with themes such as the body, gender, nature, and ecology. Functioning as a complete overview of Rist’s approximately 30-year career, the retrospective encompasses everything from the artist’s early short videos focusing on the female body and identity; the recent large-scale installations, which gently extols a symbiosis between nature and humans on a panoramic screen; living rooms like installation where videos coinhabit in miscellaneous goods and furniture; and the recirculating everyday objects into artworks that have been consistent in Rist’s practice since the 1980s.
This exhibition will provide an opportunity for viewers to gradually unravel the serious themes of contemporary society together with their own bodies through works that invite viewers to have a playful visual experience, through their own actions such as lying down on a bed or cushions and relaxing or sitting around a dinner table.
Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito
Saturday, August 7 – Sunday, October 17, 2021
10:00 – 18:00 (last admission: 17:30)
Closed on Mondays
￥900 / Group of more than 20 people ￥700
Free of charge for high school students and younger, seniors over 70, the disabled and one accompanying adult. Student card or other age identification required.
◎First Friday: student card holders and seniors 65 to 69 get a discount rate of ￥100 each first Friday.
◎One-year Pass: ¥2,000 for a one-year pass
Mito Arts Foundation TEL:029-227-8111（9:30-18:00, Closed on Mondays ）
Mito Arts Foundation, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
Embassy of Switzerland in Japan
Hase Building Co., Ltd., The National Art Center,Tokyo, Universal Business Technologies Corporation
【With the support of 】
The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
【Project coordinated by】
Hauser & Wirth, Yoshiko Isshiki Office