REVIEW: Pipilotti Rist's "Gentle Wave in Your Eye Fluid" @ Times Museum

Nov 6, 2013 9:28AM

I particularly wanted to like this. Romanticism is unusual in contemporary art, and Pipilotti Rist is pretty much unique among video artists in displaying this propensity, rebelling against the habitual temperament and lineage of her chosen medium. Romanticism, in addition, seems a more radical artistic pose today than exhuming yet another archive or proposing one more fruitless round of “questioning.” “Gentle Wave in Your Eye Fluid,” at the Guangdong Times Museum, is Rist’s first solo exhibition in China—she visited Guangzhou briefly in 2012 to view the space, then, after a year’s sabbatical in the rural idyll of Somerset in the United Kingdom to recover from illness, returned for four weeks to complete and install the works.


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