Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor is the first West Coast survey of the internationally renowned Swiss media artist. Rist’s installations explore relationships of video and the body; exterior environments and interior psychological landscapes; and reason and instinct. They exuberantly probe the video medium’s capaciousness—for vivid color; sweeping views and extreme close-ups; introspection and cultural critique; and, importantly, the creation of shared experiences within the public space of the museum. The exhibition surveys more than thirty years of the Zürich-based artist’s work, encompassing early single-channel videos; large-scale installations brimming with color and hypnotic musical scores; and sculptures that merge everyday objects, video, and decorative forms. Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor also debuts a new audio-video installation made specifically for The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.
This is a special ticketed exhibition. Special exhibitions at MOCA are $18 for adults; $10 for students with I.D. and seniors (+65); and free for children under 12 and jurors with I.D. Special exhibitions are free to MOCA members.
Pipilotti Rist: Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor is organized by Anna Katz, Curator, with Karlyn Olvido, Curatorial Associate, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Lead support is provided by Marina Kellen French and The Anna Maria & Stephen Kellen Foundation.
Major support is provided by The Aileen Getty Foundation.
Generous support is provided by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.
Additional support is provided by MOCA Projects Council, Marguerite Steed Hoffman, Robert Soros, and
Exhibitions at MOCA are supported by the MOCA Fund for Exhibitions with generous funding provided by Judith Angerman, Earl and Shirley Greif Foundation, Nathalie Marciano and Julie Miyoshi.
This is the museum's first net-zero exhibition. Special thanks to the MOCA Environmental Council.
In-kind support is provided by
In-kind media support is provided by KCRW 89.9 FM.
The artist thanks Andreas Lechthaler, Kaori Kuwabara, Antshi von Moos, Kevin Graber, David Lang, Nike Dreyer, Thomas Rhyner, Tamara Rist, Tom Huber, Lukas Vollenweider, Skylar Haskard, Vicki Holdt, Danielle Küchler Flores, and the whole team at MOCA for their work in bringing this exhibition to life.