Raymond Pettibon: A Pen of All Work at the New Museum



I’ve been in a little bit of a rut lately.  Maybe it’s that last-bit-of-winter funk, or the fact that Justin and I recently both caught a nasty bug that knocked us off our feet.  But we’ve been opting for quieter weekends at home, leaving us scurrying to catch up with all the museum exhibitions we’d previously shortlisted.  One of those was A Pen of All Work by Raymond Pettibon at the New Museum.



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Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest at the New Museum



You’ve probably seen a number of pictures in your Instagram feed from Pipilotti Rist’s latest exhibition at the New Museum in New York City. And it’s no wonder: her work seems perfectly curated for the social media outlet. But Pixel Forest is much more than a 1080 pixel by 1080 pixel photo inspiring Instagrammers far and wide to double-tap.

Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist has made quite a name for herself as a visual artist.  She started making videos in 1986, when the medium was at its height (think MTV), but several years ago she told the New York Times, “I use the same ingredients, I think, but I am cooking a different meal.”  It’s quite a different meal, indeed.  She’s since evolved into a multimedia magician of sorts, overlaying sculptures and textures with provocative video and imagery.

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