Spear to Heaven by Pipilotti Rist

Light filtering through creates dramatic contrasts with the shadows.

The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul has invited Pipilotti Rist for its Black Box media art series.

For the second time, the museum has invited an internationally-renowned artist for its Black Box media art project series. The guest is none other than Swiss video-maker Pipilotti Rist, whose intense and colour-charged audio-visual pieces are marking the exhibition space in a subtler way than we might have expected.

Titled Spear to Heaven, the installation comprises a four-channel video projection over a series of translucent drapes, arranged across the dark room. The usually psychedelic imagery of the artist thus becomes even more layered and complex, bringing the usual overlapping – a staple in Rist’s aesthetic – outside into the physical space of the museum.

The artwork will stay on show until 16 September.

Photos courtesy Leeum Samsung Museum of Art.

Leeum Samsung Museum of Art
747-18 Hannam-dong
Yongsan-gu, Seoul
South Korea

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