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January 7, 2009

Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters)
November 19, 2008–February 2, 2009

Pipilotti Rist‘s lush multimedia installations playfully and provocatively merge fantasy and reality. MoMA commissioned the Swiss artist to create a monumental site-specific installation that immerses the Museum’s Marron Atrium in twenty-five-foot-high moving images.  Panoramic projections measuring 25 ft in height and 200 ft in length create a fully integrated sensory experience filled with vivid colors and lush images of vegetation, fauna and human activity. Visitors will be able to experience the work while walking through the space or sitting upon a sculptural seating island designed by the artist.

“The images in Rist’s sixteen-minute video loop remix the colors of Fauvism, the fragmented form of Cubism, and modernism’s juicy jarring nudes. Rist’s quasi-narrative is pleasure, politics, and biology…. a pig gnaws an apple, toes squish fruit, giant strawberries drift in clear liquid, a naked girl crawls in the grass. All hips, hair, and breasts, she caresses two earthworms as if removing the sin from Eve’s apple or stroking living phalluses.” Jerry Saltz

Curator Klaus Biesenbach discusses the exhibition:

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  1. January 9, 2009 3:05 pm

    thanks, alicia! I was so curious to see this exhibition! it seems amazing.

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