the first major solo exhibition in Italy by Pipilotti Rist, a Swiss
artist who has been working since the Nineties to revolutionize the way
we think about video. Her luxuriant videos and multimedia installations,
which explore sexuality and media culture with a playful, provocative
blend of fantasy and everyday life, have been featured in major
exhibitions at the world’s best-known venues, from the New York MoMA, to
the Centre Pompidou in Paris, to the Venice Biennale.
for the evocative spaces of the former Cinema Manzoni—for over fifty
years, one of the most important movie theaters in Milan, but closed to
the public since 2006—Parasimpatico combines
older works with new pieces conceived for this show, which transports
us into a world of floating visions, vibrant, psychedelic colors,
hypnotic soundtracks, sensuality and ethereality.