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Pipilotti Rist: Your Saliva is my Diving Suit in the Ocean of Pain

Pipilotti Rist
23 × 30.5 × 5 cm
168 pp
Video Art

Swiss visual artist Elisabeth Charlotte “Pipilotti” Rist (b. 1962) has been a pioneering figure in video art since the 1980s. Her sensual and audacious video installations tackling conventions and taboos in an entertaining, ironic and self-confident way have brought her international fame. Accompanying her new installation at Kunsthaus Zürich, this condensed information-packed publication is structured as a visual and literary glossary with short alphabetically organized contributions on important themes in her work. Renowned authors such as Martin Suter and Sibylle Berg, the artist’s friends, plus art historians, representatives of other guilds and, last but not least, children, all have their say, giving us insight into not only her art but her psyche. In addition, documents and photographs from Rist’s personal archive are published here for the first time and as a special feature, the book includes 12 large plates that can be removed from the book. Rist’s work are in collections such as MoMA, NY; MCA, Chicago; and SFMOMA.

Contributions by: Kurt Aeschaber, David Batchelor, Sibylle Berg, Konrad Bitterli, Jacqueline Burckhardt, Philippe Büttner, Arno Camenisch, Bice Curiger, Andrea Fischer Schultheiss, Carlotta Graedel Matthäi, Anders Guggisberg, Wulf Herzogenrath, Ewa Hess, Kaori Kuwabara, Ariane Koek, Alan Litke, Simone Meyer, Silke Meyns, Katja Nicodemus, Chris Niemeyer, Cornelia Providoli, Nadia Schneider Willen, Anne Söll, Kurt Stadler, Martin Suter, Mirjam Varadinis, Magdalena Vukovic, Susanne Zahnd.

Exhbition catalogue, edited by Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft / Kunsthaus Zürich.

168 p with 100 coloured illustrations
305 × 230 mm, sewn glossary and 12 image cardboards in slipcase

ISBN 978-3-86442-163-1

  1. Pipilotti Rist: Your Saliva is My Diving Suit
  2. Pipilotti Rist: Your Saliva is My Diving Suit (2)

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