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LED Forests! Underwear Chandeliers! And More Instagrammable Imaginations From Pipilotti Rist

The Swiss artist is lighting up feeds with her dreamy survey at the New Museum in New York.


Clockwise from top left: photos via @xxmint, @gabriellalevine, @donasaur, @artzealous, @artofchoice_, and @artsy.

While even Beyoncé has taken note of Pipilotti Rist‘s experimental videos — “Lemonade”‘s most memorable sequence was a direct reference to one of the Swiss artist’s 1997 films — it’s only now, three decades of eye-catching work later, that Rist is getting her first-ever comprehensive survey in New York. Open this week, “Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest” is definitely making up for that oversight: spanning three floors of the New Museum, it’s an all-immersive experience complete with ceiling projections of scenes filmed underwater and wall-to-wall screens of footage taken with everything from spy cameras to endoscopes. Among the installations are also an illuminated chandelier made of underwear; a forest of 3,000 hanging, LED-lit pieces of plastic; and even king-sized beds outfitted with pillows for visitors to take it all in.