International exhibitions Pipilotti Rist, Spear to Heaven, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

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Pipilotti Rist, Spear to Heaven

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (Coree)

19.07 - 16.09.2012


07.09 - 25.11.2012
































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Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art is delighted to present Pipilotti Rist: Spear to Heavenfrom 19 July to 16 September in 2012 as the second media art exhibition of the "Black Box Project." Pipilotti Rist is a world-renowned video artist from Switzerland and this will be her first solo exhibition in Korea.


Rist has shown an ongoing interest in exploring undiscovered areas of art with her provocative imagination that disrupts conventions. Her works spontaneously traverse the boundary between the illusory and the real by orchestrating exuberant color schemes, sensuous and enthralling images, and music.


Throughout her career, Rist has focused on powerful visual effects and the human body. Her early works such as I'm Not the Girl Who Misses Much (1986) borrows the form of popular culture while combining music and psychedelic images for the ludicrous sarcasm on conventional images of women and her recent artistic concern is more focused on spectacular video installations as exemplified by Lobe of the Lung (2009). Her works sublimate humans' inner conflicts into video art by applying radiant colour palettes; abstract, hypnotic music; and a melancholic yet strangely pleasing atmosphere.















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Exhibition July 19–September 16, 2012. Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, 747-18 Hannam-Dong, Yongsan-Gu - Seoul, Korea 140-893. Tel.: +82 2 2014 6900. Hours: Tue–Sun, 10:30–6pm.















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ArtCatalyse International|Expositions à l'étranger|International exhibitions|Internationale Ausstellungen

Upcoming exhibitionsCurrent exhibitions
Past exhibitions

PrécédentSuivant

Exhibition 22 May - 2 December 2012. Field Museum, Chicago,1400 S Lake Shore Drive - Chicago, IL 60605 (USA). Tel. : (312) 922-9410. Opening hours : 9am - 5 pm.

Venues
The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, now through December 2, 2012
The Leonardo, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 22–August 5, 2013
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas, August 31–December 17, 2013



Spear to Heaven (2012) occupies the entire space of the Black Box with its images and sound. Four projectors moves around to generate images, which are projected onto the translucent drapes installed throughout the Black Box so as to transform it into a space of enchantment and fantasy and to allow one to enjoy a sense of unfettered freedom. The oval-shaped images resemble eyes travelling along blood vessels, or else the view of an outside landscape through another person's eye. Furthermore, the body of the viewer walking through the translucent tunnels is integrated into the artwork and the viewer is encouraged to become conscious of new aspects of her own body by appreciating it from a different perspective. Spear to Heaven delivers an experience of visual art one experiences with eyes, ears, and the whole body.




Pipilotti Rist, "Spear to Heaven," 2012.
4 channel video installation.


Pipilotti Rist, "Spear to Heaven," 2012. 4 channel video installation.