Your Eye Is My Island by Pipilotti Rist
Following a successful collaboration between Kvadrat and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art for Pipilotti Rist’s first major presentation of her work in Denmark: Open My Glade, the international contemporary artists’ work is being showcased in a retrospective at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.
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 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 unravelling pressing themes in contemporary society by means of the viewer’s body.