On December 8, 2016, artist Rachel Rose gave a special Outside the Box gallery talk on “Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest.”
Outside the Box offers a roster of gallery-based talks given by a variety of guest speakers over the course of a season. In this series, lecturers with diverse backgrounds and affinities addressed the New Museum’s fall exhibition, “Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest,” in forty-five- to sixty-minute presentations taking place in the Museum’s galleries. As a way to emphasize the Museum’s strong commitment to new art and new ideas, Outside the Box gallery talks are open to the public and are intended to provide participants with multidisciplinary perspectives on New Museum exhibitions. To this end, lecturers speak about the exhibition or themes emergent in Rist’s works from the various positions they occupy—be they academic, personal, political, or otherwise. With their distinct individual relationships to the artist and works on view, lecturers engage in rich investigations that illuminate and probe the Museum’s current exhibition program.
Rachel Rose’s videos combine found and original footage to investigate subjects ranging from zoos and cryogenics, the American Revolutionary War and nineteenth century park design, Philip Johnson’s Glass House, EDM concerts, and the sensory experience of walking in outer space. Through the juxtaposition of seemingly unrelated events, Rose’s multi-layered work presents humanity’s shared anxieties around contemporary life and our own mortality. Rose was born in 1986 in New York, where she currently lives and works. Her recent solo exhibitions include “Lake Valley,” Pilar Corrias Gallery, London (2016); “Everything and More,” Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (2016); “Everything and More,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015); “Palisades,” Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (2015); and “Interiors,” Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2015). She is currently participating in the São Paulo Biennial (2016) and the Okayama Art Summit, Japan (2016), and an exhibition of her work is on display at Fundação de Serralves, Porto (2016).