Pipilotti Rist: Your Eye Is My Island

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

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Ends in 38 days

*The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto is temporarily closed from April 25 (Sun) until further notice.

This retrospective focuses on Pipilotti Rist (b. 1962), an internationally active contemporary artist based in Switzerland. Rist’s video installations, consisting of comforting, sensorially stimulating music, and humorous snatches of images depicting a realm of vivid color, have charmed viewers of all ages throughout the world.
The exhibition is made of some 40 works, dealing with themes such as the body, women, 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; a major work that was presented at the Venice Biennale; a recent large-scale video installation, which gently extols a symbiosis between nature and humans using state-of-the-art video techniques; a new work that incorporates pieces from the museum collection; and an outdoor work fashioned out of recycled materials. With playful and immersive video experiences, which enable the viewer to relax on a bed and sit around a dining table, the exhibition restructures the relationship between the viewer and the museum in the era of the coronavirus, while also gradually unraveling pressing themes in contemporary society by means of the viewer’s body.

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Schedule

from April 06, 2021 to June 13, 2021

Artist(s)

Pipilotti Rist

Fee

Adults ¥1200; University Students ¥500; High School Students, Under 18s, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion, Seniors 65 & Over free.

Venue Hours

From 9:30 To 17:00
fridays closing at 20:00, saturdays closing at 20:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on a public holiday Monday but closed the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays and in between exhibitions.

Access

Address: 26-1 Okazaki Enshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 606-8344
Phone: 075-761-4111

5 minute walk from exit 1 at Higashiyama Station on the Tozai subway line, 15 minute walk from exit 9 at Sanjo Station on the Keihan line; From JR Kyoto Station, take the bus and get off at Okazaki Koen/Bijutsukan,Heian Jingu-mae.

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