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27 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA


Keynote lecture by Pipilotti Rist

05 Nov, 1.00pm, Level 6: Harbourside Room

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Keynote lecture by Pipilotti Rist
– Our eyes are blood driven cameras

Don’t miss your chance to hear directly from the artist during this much-anticipated artist talk on Sunday 5 November as she discusses her interest in nature, mildness, technology and the body.

Rist will reflect on the past 30 years of making art and will be joined for a Q&A with Fenella Kernebone (Head of Curation TedxSydney) as they discuss her most comprehensive exhibition to date in Australia. Rist has titled her talk ‘Our eyes are blood driven cameras.’ Rist will be introduced by MCA Senior Curator Natasha Bullock.

Sunday 5 November 2017, 1–2.30pm
Harbourside Room, Level 6
Booking essential, tickets limited
$48 General
$36 Members and Concessions*
Booking fees apply

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Receive over 30% off exhibition tickets when you purchase a ticket for this talk!


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About the artist
Pipilotti Rist was born in Grabs, Rhine Valley, Switzerland, in 1962. The second of five children, her given name is Elisabeth Charlotte Rist. When she left home at 19 she began introducing herself as Pipilotti. This was a combination of her childhood nicknames – Lotti, from her second name, and Pippi, after the children’s book character Pippi Longstocking, known for her quirky character and extraordinary strength.

Rist studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and Basel School of Design. She rose to prominence in the mid-1980s and 1990s with her single-channel videos, including I’m Not The Girl Who Misses Much (1986) and Pickelporno (Pimple Porno) (1992). Her work Ever Is Over All (1997) was awarded the Premio 2000 for outstanding achievement at the Venice Biennale in 1997. In 2009 she was awarded the Joan Miró Prize by the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona for her outstanding creativity. For her first feature film, Pepperminta (2009), Rist won the Extraordinary Award from the President of the panel of judges of the sixth Seville European Film Festival in Spain, and in 2010 the Cutting the Edge Award from the Miami International European Film Festival. In 2012 Rist was awarded the Harper’s Bazaar China Art Prize; in 2013 the Zurich Festival Prize; and in 2014 the Prix Meret Oppenheim.

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*Concession: Tertiary/TAFE/ESL Students with photo ID, Senior’s Card holders, Unemployed/Concession Card holders, Nava card holders

Image: Museum of Contemporary Art, image courtesy and © the artist, Photograph: Daniel Boud

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– When

5 November 2017, 1:00-2:30pm

– Admission

General: $48
Members: $36
Concession: $36

Booking fees apply

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