Pipilotti Rist’s Pixel Forest at the New Museum

New Museum: Pipilotti Rist - Pixel Forest

If you haven’t already had the chance, there are only two weekends left to catch Pipilotti Rist’s exhibition “Pixel Forest”. Rist is a world-renown artist, known for her video art and multimedia installations. The curator’s words couldn’t have put it any better: “her mesmerizing works envelop viewers in sensual, vibrantly colored kaleidoscopic projections that fuse the natural world with the technological sublime.” Crowds have been flocking over to the New Museum to enjoy her three-floor exhibition.

On the first, you’ll find yourself weaving in and out of sheer billowing projections to soothing sounds from nature.
New Museum: Pipilotti Rist - Pixel Forest
New Museum: Pipilotti Rist - Pixel Forest

The 2nd floor is the Pixel Forest. Bulbs hang high from the ceiling as guests make their way through the curtains of lights. Meanwhile, there is a peaceful nature soundtrack syncing up with the lights as they change colors. This portion is super reminiscent of teamLab’s  Crystal Universe at the Pace Gallery in Palo Alto.
New Museum: Pipilotti Rist - Pixel Forest
New Museum: Pipilotti Rist - Pixel Forest
New Museum: Pipilotti Rist - Pixel Forest
New Museum: Pipilotti Rist - Pixel Forest

It’s no surprise that this is the most popular floor. Not only is it totally gramworthy, but it is also a bokeh-lover’s dream. [Insert emoji with heart eyes]

The third floor offers another immersive experience with beds that you can lay on so you can enjoy nature’s underwater sounds with ceiling projections. Unfortunately, the room was much too dark to capture an image, but you’ll have to take my word that this is certainly a sight to be seen! Throughout these floors, you’ll find more of Pipilotti’s works. Each offers an experience different from the last.
New Museum: Pipilotti Rist - Pixel Forest

There are two more exhibitions going on at the same time, including Cheng Ran’s “Diary of a Madman”. These short video snippets were truly works of a cinematic genius!
New Museum: Cheng Ran - Diary of a Madman

Check out these awesome installations before it’s too late. And, don’t forget to ‘gram and snap away to your heart’s content!

New Museum

Tuesday & Wednesday11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday11 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday–Sunday11 a.m.–6 p.m.

General admission: $18
Student: $12
Thursdays 7-9pm: Pay-as-you-wish

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