Albright-Knox Shows Recent Acquisition of All or Nothing by Pipilotti Rist


BUFFALO, NY.- This second exhibition in the Gallery for New Media centers on the recent acquisition of All or Nothing (alles oder nichts), 2010, an intimately scaled video sculpture by the Swiss-born artist Pipilotti Rist and the first work by the artist to be acquired by the Albright-Knox. Rist creates video installations that push imagery to its extreme, and invite viewers into a dreamlike fantasy world of havoc, play, and rebellion. Enveloping aspects from many creative sources—including painting, poetry, and language, as well as music and dance—her practice is rooted in a staunch belief that artmaking should not be a passive endeavor. In her work, Rist blurs the boundaries between art and popular culture to “explore the unfamiliar in the everyday.” Her lush and seductive imagery encompasses a honed visual iconography that bridges the