This spring at Louisiana begins with a blast full of colours, immersive images and sensuous dreamscapes. With the first major presentation in Scandinavia of Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, the exhibition in the museum’s South Wing presents the work of one of visual art’s most conspicuous researchers of the senses in moving pictures.
Pipilotti Rist’s work is at one and the same time high-tech and sensual, radiantly colourful and critical, weightless and body-bound. The camera is brush, eye and sense of touch, and the fusion of major themes revolves around the body, technology, the sensory and the sensual, gender, nature, inner and outer space, our arrangement of and being in the world.
THE MUSEUM AS A COMMON THOUGHT BUBBLE
The exhibition ‘Åbn min lysning (Open My Glade)’ is the first major presentation of the artist’s work in Scandinavia and will span the whole output of the artist’s oeuvre — from early works in the TV format to large spatial video and audio installations with projections on ceilings, walls and floors. The exhibition, created for Louisiana in close collaboration with the artist herself, takes on the character of a site-specific immersive installation and continues out into the museum park.
For many years the museum has had a commitment to Pipilotti Rist. In 1996 Louisiana became the first institution to acquire one of the artist’s works for a museum collection. Besides this work, Sip My Ocean, 1996, the collection also includes what in the artist’s own words was her first ‘official’ artwork, the now iconic I’m Not the Girl Who Misses Much, 1986. In 2010 visitors could experience the large installation Homo Sapiens Sapiens, 2005, at the museum, where visitors would observe a large projection on the ceiling lying down on the floor.
C.L. Davids Fond og Samling supports ‘Pipilotti Rist – Åbn min lysning (Open My Glade)’.
The exhibition is also supported by Kvadrat and Pro Helvetia.