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Walker Art Center to Commission Native American Artist Work

July 20th, 2018

Walker Art Center, via Art NewsThe Walker Art Center in Minneapolis will commission a Native artist to do a public artwork for the museum’s sculpture garden, a response to the controversy over artist Sam Durant’s Scaffold work. “We are extremely fortunate to be working with the expertise, knowledge, and creative thinking of this committee, who collectively will help bring an important new work of art to the Walker Art Center collection and to the Twin Cities,” says Siri Engberg, the Walker’s senior curator and director of exhibitions.
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Royal Academy Plans Show of Works by Bill Viola and Michelangelo

July 20th, 2018

Bill Viola, via The GuardianThe Royal Academy in London will mount a show of works by Bill Viola alongside works by Michelangelo, The Guardian reports. “I got out the Michelangelos for him, thinking they had much more connection with the themes that Bill had been exploring throughout his career,” Martin Clayton, the head of prints and drawings at the Royal Collection, says of a meeting years ago between Viola and himself, “and he was blown away by them.”
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Pace Appoints Whitney Ferrare Director of Hong Kong Space

July 20th, 2018

Whitney Ferrare, via Art NewsPace Gallery has appointed Whitney Ferrare senior director of its Hong Kong location, bringing her over from Gagosian’s Hong Kong space. “Pace is distinct for its long-held and dedicated engagement with the artists and collectors across Asia—having partnered with legendary dealer Leng Lin to be the first major Western gallery to open a space in Asia, launching Pace in Beijing in 2008,” Ferrare says. “It feels particularly momentous to join Pace as the gallery celebrates its 10th anniversary in Asia, now with galleries in Hong Kong and Seoul, as well as Beijing.”
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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