Scalo/Museo Reina Sofia, 2001
Softbound, 17,5 x 24 cm
238 pages, color photographs
Perfect conditions, with all its gadgets inside
Available upon request
Pipilotti Rist was born in Switzerland in 1962. She has been exhibiting her works since the 1980s and her work is represented in all the major contemporary art collections.
‘Apricots Along the Streets’ is the catalogue of her first exhibition in Spain, at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, which included five video installations, a selection of what have been considered her most representative works since 1994.
The catalogue is an artist’s book in its own right, in Rist’s words: “made up of photographs and photographic videos, poems, facsimile drawings and other ideas with my clarifications; in short, an encyclopaedia of afternoons in alphabetical disorder”.
The book is a celebration of life, it is fascinating, often compassionate, full of details in which to get lost or to be lost, an accurate compendium of survival strategies from which to take inspiration.