Pipilotti Rist: Your Eye Is My Island
April 6th (Tuesday) -June 13th (Sunday), 2021
*Fridays and Saturdays: 9:30AM–8:00PM
*Admission until 30 min. before closing
Closed:Mondays *Exception: May 3
Adults: 1,200 yen (1,000 yen)
University students: 500 yen (400 yen)
* Figures in parentheses are groups of 20 or more and Night discount on Fridays/Saturdays after 5 P.M.
* High school students and younger are free (with valid ID).
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge. (Please present certificate at the admission.)
* Collection gallery exhibition is available with this ticket.
* Advance tickets are available until April 5.
Kyoto National Museum
Access: 527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0931, Japan
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.