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The Louvre Working to Complete VR Tour of the Mona Lisa

October 16th, 2019

The Louvre is putting the finishing touches on a virtual reality tour that focuses on the Mona Lisa as it prepares its landmark show on Leonardo Da Vinci. “She is seated, and spectators will be facing her like a conversation, face to face,” says Dominique de Font-Réaulx, the Louvre’s director of mediation and cultural programming.
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German Arts Center Z.K.M. Recognized by NYT

October 16th, 2019

A piece in the NYT recognizes the German art center Z.K.M. in Karlsruhe, which has a reputation for spotting new and dynamic creative ideas, and which was an early supporter and collector of visual art.  “No other institution has a track record of really looking at the medium in depth,” says Christiane Paul, a media studies professor at the New School.
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Nick Cave Profile in NYT

October 16th, 2019

Nick Cave gets a profile in the NYT this week, part of a series celebrating “The Greats,” and discusses his career, including the construction of his first sound suit after the 1992 Rodney King beating.  “I felt like my identity and who I was as a human being was up for question. I felt like that could have been me,” he says. “Once that incident occurred, I was existing very differently in the world. So many things were going through my head: How do I exist in a place that sees me as a threat?”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Pipilotti Rist

b. 1962
Lives and works in:

Zurich, Switzerland and Los Angeles, CA

Represented by:

Hauser and Wirth, London/Zurich
Luhring Augustine, New York

Education includes:

Institute of Applied Arts, Vienna
School of Design, Basel

Rist, who traditionally works in film, began her career by making super 8 films. Her works usually last only a few minutes and vary in color, sound and speed. Often her pieces approach issues like sexuality, gender and the human body. Her films often feel like digital space travel soaring through a colored injected world of leaves, flowers, stones, etc that transform into the crook of an elbow or a patch of hair. Her videos never rest, with digital technology, the perspective is always twisting and changing. Often, the videos are projected in a non tradtional way; spinning images floating on the floor, a hanging shiny metal drop with the video projected on its side.
A signature work of hers is housed in PS1 MoMA’s floor, through a tiny chink in the floorboards one hears the high pitched voice of a minpin screaming for help. Looking down into the floor, one sees a tiny video of the artist, filmed from a downward perspective, of her desperately jumping up and down trying to escape the floorboards. The effect is that there is a tiny Rist that has slipped between the cracks of the museum.
She is at the forefront of women artists and of video artists, both minorities in a world dominated by male painters/sculptors.
She has received a number of awards and prizes, including the Swiss Federal Arts Scholarship in 1991 and the prestigious Wolfgang-Hahn-Preis in 1999.

Recent and Upcoming Shows and Exhibitions:
“Karkara”
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2007
“PIPILLOTI RIST”
Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland
2007
“‘À la belle étoile”
Centre Pompidou, Paris
2007
“Gravity Be My Friend”
Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall
2007
If you like this artist check out:
Tony Oursler
Matthew Barney
Kara Walker