|One of the windows of the Armani Store across the street-It took up the entire block and was pretty amazing and as good as the art across the street.|
Friday, November 25, 2011
Pipilotti Rist at the Cinema Manzoni, Milano
Yesterday I took in this intallation by Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist. The Cinema Manzoni, a beautiful but out of business movie theater built in 1947, was filled with her work. From outside, looking through the huge glass doors at the entrance, you see the underpants chandelier titled Cape Cod Chandelier . The artist projected a video on the sculpture, giving it a "lit from inside" effect. On the ground floor on the movie screen there was a loop of her (reminded me of Jenny Saville paintings-but Rist, I am pretty sure, did this first) smashing her face on a pane of glass, mixed with what looked like the inside of a psychedelic lava lamp, called Open my Glade, from 2000. I liked this part of the film, because it was so much like painting. My interpretation of this piece is that we are basically slime and jelly, like the lava (trails of saliva, make-up, ect were left as evidence on the glass).