Pour Your Body Out (7354 Cubic Meters). 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. Visitors will be able to experience the work while walking through the space or sitting upon a sculptural seating island designed by the artist.
curated by Klaus Biesenbach
Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist (b. 1962), best known for her lush multimedia installations that playfully and provocatively merge fantasy and reality, will create a site-specific monumental video, sound, and sculptural installation that will immerse MoMA's atrium in moving images for the first time.
Multiple high definition projections comprise a panorama measuring 25 feet high and 200 feet in almost surround, turning the atrium into a gigantic pool of images filled with liquid volume of light and color. Visitors will be able to experience the work while walking through the space or sitting upon a sculptural seating island designed by the artist and Atelier Rist Sisters. Sound by Anders Guggisberg. Organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Chief Curator of Media, The Museum of Modern Art.
Lead corporate sponsorship is provided by UBS. Major support is provided by the Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art, Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis, Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann, Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, and Franz Wassmer. Additional funding is provided by Monique Barbier-Mueller and by Pro Helvetia, Arts Council of Switzerland. Special thanks to Enia Carpet Group AG.
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