Pipilotti Rist "Karakara"
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This autumn the Hara Museum is pleased to present "Karakara," a solo exhibition by the Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, a leading figure in Europe's contemporary art scene. This is surprisingly the artist's first solo exhibition to be held at a Japanese museum. Ten representative works will be on view, including "Das Zimmer" (The Room) (1994/2000), a large-scale installation that she created early in her career; the much-talked about work at the Venice Biennale, "Ever is Over All" (1997); and the more recent work "À la belle étoile" (Under the Sky) (2007).
[Image: "Ever Is Over All" (1997) Audio video installation]
From 2007-11-17 To 2008-02-11
Closed for New Year's Holidays: December 25th - January 4th
The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art presents “Pipilotti Rist: Karakara,” part retrospective, part themed show, for the Swiss artist’s museum-scaled solo exhibit.
As in butoh, Pipilotti Rist seeks the primordial and the present
By Donald Eubank
Japan TImes Staff writer
"Selfless in the Bath of Lava" (1994), was described by Rist as being designed to make "the viewer become the god, with the possibility of giving relief." In a tiny hole in the floor, a screen shows her naked, looking up and ranting at you. Viewers, helpless to do anything to calm her — perhaps like any gods that may exist — will probably only laugh and walk away bemused ...
Only one video show " Ever Is Over All" which is her most famous work was worth seeing for me. Others are borning.
I liked 'Under the Sky'.
One must stand in the middle of the projection to enjoy the work.
The presentation could have been much better. Light coming from the entrance was quite distracting.... I feel it needed a darker and quieter place.
I also liked 'the room' installation. The concept is good but the feeling didn't last long. The installation was too minimal and I felt the need of more objects as a layman to get the feeling of the 'world' that the artist has tried to create.
Overall, worth visiting.