Press Release

Sensual and insightful, the works of the Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist embrace viewers with colours, sounds, and moving images. As visitors walk around and lie down in her mesmerising installations of “rganised light,”they will take pleasure in how she makes the familiar unfamiliar while pointing out the beautiful in unexpected places. All are invited to share in a collective experience of the imagination.



International exhibitions

International Archives 2nd half of 2022

Pipilotti Rist, Beyond Your Eyelid

Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
03.09 - 27.11.2022




Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist offers entry into the artist’ remarkable vision. Her fascination with the liminal—he screen, the skin, the membrane, the filter—nd her method of breaking video out of the frame generate perceptual shifts and intellectual reconsiderations that open doors onto a wondrous world of inner vision full of beauty, whimsy, and possibility.

Throughout the exhibition, it is possible to catch glimpses of how the artist takes video from the screen into physical space. Images from behind our eyelids become visible—pictures from the moments in our unconscious when we are half-awake, euphoric, nostalgic, or nervous.”

Visitors will encounter immersive experiences and dreamy, lyrical ballads, early experimental videos as well as the latest site-specific works where the artist plays with the architecture of Tai Kwun itself. They might even be infected by the artist’ spirit of joyous rebelliousness. Rist strives to bring out “he hysterical sides of things”and not let “he positive sides be open only to the world of advertisement…eauty doesn’ have to be corrupt.”

Prepare to share in the artist’ vision in which beauty playfully thwarts hardships from overwhelming us and brings forth alternative potentials of joy and empathy—ere in the galleries and across Tai Kwun.

Curator: Tobias Berger

Exhibition 03 September - 27 November 2022. Tai Kwun Contemporary, JC Contemporary & 1/FF Hall, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong. Hours: Tue-Thur 10:00 - 20:00 - Fri-Sat 11:00 - 21:00.






Pipilotti Rist, Beyond Your Eyelid, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong

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Views of Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist, JC Contemporary and Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, 2022. Photo: Kennevia photography & Tai Ngai Lung.

Views of Behind Your Eyelid—ipilotti Rist, JC Contemporary and Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, 2022. Photo: Kennevia photography & Tai Ngai Lung.