February 8, 2007 - Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art - PIPILOTTI RIST
February 8, 2007


“Tyngdkraft, var min vän” (Gravity, Be My Friend), 2007, Audio video installation, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Zürich London, Photo: Johan Warden

Gravity, Be My Friend

February 10 – June 17, 2007

Curator: Richard Julin



Pipilotti Rist is one of the most prominent artists working today, best known for her dream-like video installations and colour-drenched imagery. Probing both physical and psychological dimensions her exploration of the body, our senses, rituals and taboos are at once poetical, intimate and playfully entertaining.

The exhibition comprises central pieces in Rists production as well as two newly produced works.

The title-piece Tyngdkraft, var min vän (Gravity, Be My Friend) is a new large-scale audiovisual installation is specially produced for Magasin 3. The new work offers an overall experience where the viewer laying down is taken to a place at the beginning of time or possibly in the future. Pipilotti Rist aims at including us in a specific setting, putting us into the movie in order to open up our mind to complex themes. Tyngdkraft, var min vän is a further development of her working method and imagery. With this work Pipilotti Rist wants to encompass a flash of consciousness in the spectators minds, a kind of mildness to themselves.

In conjunction with the exhibition Magasin 3 is producing a publication in collaboration with Lars Müller Publishers. It contains a very personal and fascinating conversation between the artist and the curator of the exhibition Richard Julin revealing new dimensions of the world of Pipilotti Rist, with anecdotes from the creation process and reflections on life, art and food. The book is published in three separate editions: English, Swedish and German.

Pipilotti Rist was born in 1962 and lives and works in Zurich. Since the beginning of the 1990s she has been included in a large number of group shows and has had solo exhibitions at some of the most prestigious art institutions around the world.

Read more about the exhibition: www.magasin3.com/exhibitions/pipilotti.html

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall was founded 1987 and is one of the leading institutions of contemporary art in Sweden. Since its inception Magasin 3 has become recognized for major exhibitions presenting works by internationally established artists.

The exhibition is kindly supported by:

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall

Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art
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