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Tom Burr at the Wadsworth Atheneum

Portraits by Tom Burr Propel MATRIX Exhibition Series at the Wadsworth Atheneum

Connecticut-born sculptor Tom Burr’s expansive body of portraiture takes a different approach to the relationship between the built environment, material, subjectivity, and historical personalities. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the museum’s presentation of two other portrait centered exhibitions, Tom Burr / MATRIX 182 / Hinged Figures unites a selection of the artist’s reclining figures, several of which are portraits of individuals from queer history and American Modernism. Burr began the series in 2005, and MATRIX 182 constitutes the largest museum presentation of the reclining figures to date. The sculptures will be shown both within the MATRIX Gallery and around the museum, in dialogue with specific artists and architectural spaces, and also at the Austin House.

“I wanted to see the figures spread throughout the different spaces in the museum–spaces that resonate with the history of 20th-century art being shown–but also in other, less expected settings, such as Chick Austin’s house,” says Tom Burr. “I wanted to create a constellation of figures and sites that would engage, in a sense, the museum and the house as a total stage set.”

Burr’s sculptures combine Minimalist forms with figures and material attributes, such as books, magazine pages, notecards, tinsel, and a Chanel dress. He is interested in the way certain figures shape and are shaped by the spaces they inhabit. In this MATRIX project, Burr directly addresses the Wadsworth’s prominent role in the history of Modernism in several portrait subjects, including former director A. Everett ‘Chick’ Austin, and two creatives, writer Gertrude Stein and composer Virgil Thomson. They were commissioned in the 1930s to make the opera Four Saints in Three Acts to inaugurate the newly completed Avery Memorial and its purpose-built theater. Two 33 rpm records of the opera and are featured in Burr’s Chicks, 2008

One foot in the grave (reclining), 2010 references photographer Robert Mapplethorpe whose career is embedded in the Wadsworth’s history.A MATRIX artist in 1984, Mapplethorpe’s work has also been presented in exhibitions in 1990, 2015 and will be included in Be Seen: Portrait Photography Since Stonewall opening June 22, 2019. Burr’s portrait of Mapplethorpe (below) includes a postcard featuring one of the photographer’s black-and-white flower images and a small pile of soil evoking a meditation on illness and the AIDS epidemic.

“Tom Burr’s continual engagement with queer historical figures and modernism identified him as a strong choice for an expanded MATRIX project for the summer of Stonewall 50,” says Patricia Hickson, Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art at the Wadsworth. “Although most of these sculptures were made some years ago, the personas

they evoke resonate with the Wadsworth’s history in terms of collections, exhibitions, and programming. Burr has remarked on the noteworthy inversion of these departed figures’ ‘return’ to the Wadsworth as memories in the form of sculptures.”

Artist Biography

Tom Burr was born in 1963 in New Haven, Connecticut. Burr has exhibited in group and solo shows throughout the world since 1988, in institutions and museums including the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France; SculptureCenter, New York, NY; Skulptur Projekte, Münster, Germany; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; The New Museum, New York, NY, and the 2004 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. The works of Tom Burr are included in numerous private & public collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Lenbachhaus Museum, Munich, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

Related Programs

Tom Burr / MATRIX 182 / Hinged Figures opens during Art After Dark, Thursday, June 6 from 5-8pm, and the artist will give a Gallery Talk at 6:30pm. A docent-led Art In Focus tour of Tom Burr’s Chicks (2008) will take place on Friday, August 21 at noon. Curator Patricia Hickson will lead a Gallery Talk on Thursday, August 29 at noon.

About MATRIX

Inaugurated in 1975, MATRIX is the Wadsworth’s groundbreaking contemporary art exhibition series featuring works by artists from around the world. From its inception, MATRIX has been a forum for art that is challenging, current, and sometimes controversial. Through clear explanation and thoughtful engagement with the viewer, MATRIX exhibitions call into question preconceptions about art and increase understanding of its possibilities. Many MATRIX artists, such as Christo, Sol LeWitt, Gerhard Richter, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and Carrie Mae Weems are now considered seminal figures in contemporary art.

Exhibition and Program Support

MATRIX 182 is generously supported by the Howard Fromson Exhibition Fund.

The MATRIX program is supported by the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Contemporary Coalition. Sustaining support for the Wadsworth Atheneum is provided by Newman’s Own Foundation and the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign

About the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art 

Founded in 1842 with a vision for infusing art into the American experience, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is home to a collection of nearly 50,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years and encompassing European art from antiquity through contemporary as well as American art from the 1600s to today. The Wadsworth Atheneum’s five connected buildings–representing architectural styles including Gothic Revival, modern International Style, and 1960s Brutalism–are located at 600 Main Street in Hartford, Conn. Hours: Wednesday-Friday: 11am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10am-5pm Admission: $5-15; discounts for members, students, and seniors. Free admission for Hartford residents with Wadsworth Welcome registration. Free “happy hour” admission 4-5pm. Public phone: (860) 278-2670; website: thewadsworth.org.

 Image:

Tom Burr, Chick, 2008. Plywood, paint, steel hinges, canvas medical straitjacket, white rubber, steel drafting lamp, steel ashtray. Installation view. SculptureCenter, 2008. Collection of Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip Aarons. © Tom Burr.

BLONDIE’s Chris Stein’s Photo Book

Blondie’s Chris Stein has released POINT OF VIEW: ME, NEW YORK CITY, AND THE PUNK SCENE, his latest photo book – out now. Following in the footsteps of the successful Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk, this newest book is a highly personal and visually arresting collection of Stein’s photographs which captures an important, but fading chapter in Manhattan’s history – complete with candid photographs of pop-culture icons – through his insider lens. PRESS HERE to purchase.

 

For the duration of the 1970s-from his days as a student at the School of Visual Arts to founding member of the era-defining band Blondie and the architect of its success with lead singer Debbie Harry, to his subsequent reign at the epicenter of punk’s golden age-Chris Stein kept an unrivaled photographic record of the downtown New York City scene. Focusing mainly on a single decade in Stein‘s own world, the images presented here take us from self-portraits in his run-down East-Village apartment to evocative streetscape shots in all their most longed-for romance and dereliction.

 

An eclectic cast of cultural characters-from William Burroughs and Lydia Lunch to Debbie Harry and Andy Warhol to Basquiat and Shepard Fairey-is captured during this moment in time, juxtaposed with children sitting on stoops, torn-down blocks, the graffiti-ridden subway, and the burgeoning club scene of the Bowery.

 

At once a chronicle of one music icon’s life among his punk and New-Wave heroes and peers, and a love letter to the city that was the backdrop and inspiration for those scenes, POINT OF VIEW captures the cultural and social ethos of the 1970s. While Stein is credited with helping to shape the sound and the look of pop culture for more than four decades, POINT OF VIEW is a thrilling reminder of Stein’s brilliance as a photographer and documentarian of the New York City music scene and beyond.

 

About the Author: Chris Stein is the co-founder, songwriter and guitarist of the iconic punk band Blondie. The band’s 11th studio album, Pollinator, was named one of Rolling Stone‘s 20 Best Pop Albums of 2017. Chris’ photographic work has been featured in galleries and press around the world, and published in the successful book Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk (Rizzoli). Beyond his era-defining music with Blondie, he has collaborated with a host of artists over the years, including Andy Warhol, Basquiat, William Burroughs, Devo, Glenn O’Brien, and Shepard Fairey.

Style + Technology = STYLNOLOGY

By Patrick T Cooper

Introduction
A black and white color palette is an imperative style component and GREEN (money) is a very necessary … really we mean the color. Life must be simple yet elegant. Who needs fussy and undo stress on the trot to the billionaire club? Not me and neither should you. If Elon Musk can put a Tesla into space surely you can follow our STYLNOLOGY guide to awaken your fashionable presence. Think less geek and opt for chic. We’ve rummaged the market to find high tech gadgets, fashion forward options and destinations to tickle your fancy. Your daily dash should be a dream. From sneakers that feel like you’re walking on air to shirts that are breathable, wrinkle free and odor resistant you will always be right on TIME and KNOWLEDGEABLE of what is current.

The Shoe
Who needs laces when you are on the move? Bzees makes lacing up a worry of the past which may add to your overall productivity. The Improv Slip-On’s built in cloud technology will cradle your feet for all day comfort so get ready to make a dash for it!
Price $69.00
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The Watch
The Eterno Watch is traditional in soul, handcrafted in Switzerland and waterproof to 5 atmospheres. Produced in a limited quantity of 500 pieces this is definitely an exclusive. Add this accoutrement to your timepiece collection and watch your wrist dance in style.
Price $585.00
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The Headphones
No need for compromise and no need for fussy wires anymore. The feather weight Studio 43 are designed for convenience and ease. Voice interactive capabilities allowing you to stay engaged, hands-free and alerts for incoming calls. So gear up and let this gadgets multi-function ease your burdens.
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The Shirt
Thanks to the brilliant technology and performance properties that are woven into the Tahaanga dress shirt your investment will not wash away. Crafted in Italy with moisture control and quick dry fabrics, this garment will be a mainstay for any wardrobe.
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The Athleisure
The name alone is a reason to run toward IBKUL. IceFil technology will chill you. From perspiration to refrigerant your body will be cooled up to 5 degress to the touch. The Xylitol will literally keep you cool as a cucumber during golf, tennis, yoga or running daily errands

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The Jean
Comfort is key at Mugsy Jeans. It is a new day in denim design. Mugsy jeans are warp, shrink, and wrinkle resistant. Prepare to experience a new piece of mind. Synthetic silk make these pants highly flexible and as cozy as college sweatpants.
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The Destination – Pittsburgh, PA.

Take A Bite Out of Pittsburgh

Photography by Terry A Sprunger

Introduction
Pittsburgh is oozing with food, style, steel, sophistication and tons of technology. Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh make this community a haven for research and development. Additionally, technology firms are sprouting up daily. There is an ingrained, humbled, and rhythmic work ethic that vibrates throughout the city. The Steel City gritty spirit is bridging the gap of past with present day. Did you know that Pittsburgh has more bridges than any other city in the world? Now you do. There are 446 bridges in Pittsburgh to be exact. Oh and as you prepare to experience this amazing destination we hope you are welcomed into the elite club of Uber’s driverless car experiment. Yes, that is correct an Uber without a driver. On fire, is an understatement. This American gem is bustling with culture, food and tons of activity. Here is glimpse of our “Bite Out of the Burgh”.

EAT
Pittsburgh’s food scene is growing astronomically and is an incubator for several rising stars in the culinary world. Feel your tummy in The Strip District you will not be disappointed. You can eat yourself into a coma but make 2 stops Enrico Biscotti Company and Smallman Galley

Enrico Biscotti Company
Hopefully you will get a chance to meet the incredible personality of Chef Roy Godin when you stop at Enrico Biscotti Company. The food is divine but it’s all in the personality that makes this dining experience unique and evergreen.

Smallman Galley
Tyler Benson is one half of the brilliant team behind the Smallman Galley. The galley serves as an incubator and an accelerator of young talent and artisans in food. Inspired by global travels your taste buds will be forever grateful as you indulge in innovative food and beverage concepts.

STYLE
Andy Warhol Museum
Who doesn’t know the name Andy Warhol? However, did you know that Andy was a native of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Spend the day in this beautiful presentation of Warhol’s oeuvre and become inspired to live larger than life.

SOPHISTICATION
The Duquesne Incline
Thanks to engineer Samuel Diescher and The Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline you can experience a moment in history. Preserving a piece of history… there is a level of sophistication in this. Climbing the steep incline offers a moment of reflection and gratitude for people that dare to dream. Upon arrival at the top of the incline prepare to go into selfie overload and to capture amazing landscape photography of Pittsburgh.

Do yourself a favor and adventure in person to see Pittsburgh’s STYLNOLOGY.

ARTEXPO NEW YORK

ARTEXPO NEW YORK CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE IN ART


World’s largest international fine art marketplace returns to Pier 94, April 19—22, 2018

 Artexpo New York XL presents [MAGNIFY] as the Anniversary theme that takes a look at over four decades of the artistic canvas through a retrospective lens


Redwood Media Group, the nation’s leader in exhibitions and event production, media, and marketing for the global fine art community, announces its highly anticipated four-day annual showcase and most coveted fine art experience that marks an unprecedented 40-year anniversary milestone.  Artexpo New York returns to Pier 94, located at 711 12th Avenue in Manhattan, from Thursday, April 19th to Sunday, April 22nd. Exhibitor or trade registration and purchasing of show passes or general admission tickets is now open at www.artexponewyork.com.

The annual fine art destination will once again offer Three Shows Within One Venue at the heart of Midtown Manhattan, across 135,000 square foot of uninterrupted convention space, known as “The Art & Design Pier.”  Artexpo New York XL will host more than 400 innovative exhibiting artists, galleries and publishers from across the globe, showcasing original artwork, prints, paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, giclee, lithographs and glass works among other contemporary and fine art.

To celebrate 40 years of excellence in art, Artexpo New York presents [MAGNIFY] as the curatorial theme for 2018 – examining four decades of artistic expression through a retrospective lens.  During its 40-year history, Artexpo New York has hosted the likes of Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Keith Haring and Leroy Neiman; intensifying the discourse on today’s most pressing industry challenges and magnifying the very best the fine art world has to offer. In addition to coming to see the world’s largest fine art trade show, more than 35,000 avid art enthusiasts and industry leaders will return to enjoy [SOLO] highlighting established and independent emerging artists and [FOTO SOLO] featuring fine art photography from some of the world’s finest abstract, contemporary and realist photographers.  Artexpo New York XL will also feature its annual lineup of interactive and educational programming covering the industry’s topics and trends.

“This year’s Artexpo New York commemorates a very special milestone within the fine art industry,” says Eric Smith, president and CEO of Redwood Media Group. “For 40 years and counting, Artexpo New York has been changing the way people buy and sell art. Our annual curated expo brings the biggest publishers, galleries and collectors face-to-face with hundreds of established and emerging artists. [MAGNIFY] as our curatorial theme for this year’s expo offers a retrospective lens through which four decades of artistic excellence will be represented, examined and immortalized during all three shows.  With giant canvases, monumental sculptures and immersive installations, Artexpo New York is going to be larger than life – both in scale and conception.”

Hosting more than 35,000 avid art enthusiasts, including 5,000+ trade representatives every year, Artexpo New York is the largest international gathering of qualified trade buyers—including gallery owners and managers, art dealers, interior designers, architects, corporate art buyers, and art and framing retailers. Attendees will have an opportunity to browse thousands of innovative new works of art and enjoy education seminars, cocktail parties, live entertainment and other special events. [SOLO] offers established and emerging independent artists the opportunity to showcase their work on an international stage. Over the decades, [SOLO] has become the ultimate venue for independent artists to be discovered—not only by gallery owners and art publishers, but also by collectors and enthusiasts. [FOTO SOLO] includes collections of fine art photography by some of the world’s most acclaimed independent photographers.  The show has continued to partner with industry publishing experts, Digital Photo Pro and Outdoor Photographer, to reinforce its philosophy of supporting career opportunities of independent artists.

As part of the interactive schedule of programming, this year’s Artexpo New York will include Art Labs, featuring specially curated site-specific projects by prominent galleries, art institutions, and art collectives within the show; Spotlight Program, providing collectors with a focused look at several prominent artists and galleries that will each be creating a site-specific exhibition, and the LaunchPad Artist Program, showcasing an emerging and unrepresented artist who is selected to create an exhibition at the show, resulting from a collaboration among local art institutions, galleries, and Artexpo New York. This year’s expo also features the Topics & Trends Education Program, which includes four days of complimentary seminars and conference classes offering expert perspectives on subjects ranging from art and the economy, small business management and art marketing to design and decor trends and social media management for artists. The full schedule of programming activity will be announced in April.

An addition to this year’s Artexpo New York will include an artists Sculpture Garden – a dedicated installation at the rear of Pier 94, with more than 10 of today’s leading sculptors exhibiting their most impressive work. This area will also provide seating, allowing attendees to relax while they browse a number of exhibition partner and vendor stands in the surrounding vicinity.

Some examples of exhibitors already confirmed for this year’s Artexpo New York include: Sammoun Fine Art, Quebec; Art Link International, Miami; Blink Group Gallery, Miami; Mecenavie Gallery, Paris; Gallery Edel, Osaka; Mattson’s Fine Art, Atlanta; Novem Fine Art, Ontario, Canada; Arte Collective, Miami/New York; Getty Images Gallery, New York; ADC Fine Art, Cincinnati; Artblend, Fort Lauderdale; Anna Art Publishing, Ontario, Canada; Contemply, Florence, Italy; Roka Art Gallery, Padua, Italy and Sarona Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Maison Louis Jadot, one of the most renowned Burgundy Houses, is a premium sponsor of the show and the exclusive wine sponsor.

Each year, thousands of art industry insiders flock to Artexpo New York in search of the art and the artists that will shape trends in galleries worldwide.  Over the past several years, Pier 94 has quickly become a recognizable event space in New York City, utilized for high end shows and large scale events. Artexpo New York XL will follow The Armory Show, completing the trendy convention center’s month-long critically acclaimed offering of exhilarating and prominent art fairs in New York City.

The annual Opening Night Preview Party for Artexpo New York will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 20. Tickets for the Opening Night Preview Party are priced at $20. Tickets for Artexpo New York are priced at $20 for general admission. A multi-day pass that includes access to all three shows from Friday, April 20 to Sunday, April 22 is priced at $40. For further information on Artexpo New York or to purchase tickets, please visit www.artexponewyork.com.  For more information on Redwood Media Group, visit redwoodmg.com.

Antiques Roadshow 

HOW DID A MOSQUITO REVEAL A MASTERPIECE?   

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW APPRAISER BRINGS GUEST TO TEARS 

IN STUNNING SEASON OPENER!

Hit PBS Show Delivers Season 22 Surprises With 

Never-Before-Seen Treasures

New season premieres Monday, January 8 at 8/7c PM

After more than 20 years searching for America’s hidden treasures, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW finds sensational first-time objects in six cities featured as part of season 22. From eyewitness accounts of historic moments to items that are truly macabre, ROADSHOW appraisers, guests and locations make this a ground-breaking new season!

 

“I was amazed by the number of never-before-seen items discovered on this year’s tour,” says executive producer Marsha Bemko. “That mix of new treasures and sizzling stories along with our first event filmed at a Gilded Age mansion in Newport, RI fills this season with can’t-miss episodes!”

 

Along with discovering the mystery of the mosquito and the masterpiece, viewers will see other first-time items such as:

 

  • In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a head in a box! A plaster head, that is, of a convicted bank robber who fashioned the prop to aid in his attempted prison escape. Harrisburg episodes will air January 8, 15 and 22.
  • In New Orleans, Louisiana, a charming study of Andy Warhol painted by his friend, artist Jamie Wyeth, capturing Warhol with his beloved dog Archie. New Orleans episodes will air January 29, February 5 and 12.
  • In St. Louis, Missouri, a vintage Ozark Airlines poster, ca. 1960, featuring aircraft of the era and company logo illustrated through mid-century modern design. St. Louis episodes will air February 19 and 26, and March 26.
  • In Portland, Oregon, an eyewitness account of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln captured in a letter written by the guest’s grandfather, who was at Ford’s theater that fateful night and captured a most remarkable description of John Wilkes Booth. Portland episodes will air April 2, 9 and 16.
  • In Green Bay, Wisconsin, a rare Cadillac “rain lamp,” ca. 1968, used to promote the famous auto brand through modern design and a unique mineral-oil-on-wire feature that simulated rain. Green Bay episodes will air April 23 and 30, and May 7.
  • In Newport, Rhode Island, a one-of-a-kind 1939 Royal typewriter, plated by Cartier in 24k gold and presented to the guest’s grandfather, who was vice president of sales at Royal during the period. Newport episodes will air May 14 and 21.

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW offers engaging ways to experience the season premiere and new episodes, including live tweeting with producers and appraisers Mondays at 8/7c PM; an after-show AR Extras LIVE broadcast on Facebook; the weekly AR Extras newsletter; and original feature articles, video archive and more on pbs.org/antiques.

 

Part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt, 15-time Emmy® Award-nominated ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is a production of WGBH Boston. The series is the most-watched ongoing series on PBS and is seen by around 8 million viewers each week.

Rilke Guillén

Rilke Guillén 

Artist Plásticomexicanocatalán, spiritually and vitally grown and split between two ways of being, of thinking and feeling. He has exhibited his work in Spain and Mexico for many decades. 

Artist statement

I believe to express my vision of this splendor-decadent world that witnesses our existence, to try to move in the emotion of the viewer, to make him see inside yes; by the right and the reverse of the same glove of what is and exists and of what is not and also exists. Like the dream inside the eye and the outside eye. Like the truth and vertigo of the depth of the fractal-cosmic spiral. As a picture, as truth, as the line that springs from my pen. Creating images and sculptures gives meaning to my existence and being me from the inside-out, so I can communicate with others. I am an insatiable explorer of the plastic techniques that I am encountering in my path, such as painting, watercolor, engraving, sculpture, design, etc. My search in these different lands has the same objective: to find the voice that is capable of taking out this animal-human being, who is thronging in my heart. The fine perfume of the flower of my spirit.

Biography 

I remember as a child drawing horses and birds obsessively. The representation of images has always seemed to me as a matter that holds great power, as if in representing an object or being, somehow one was made with his skill, with his unique quality. I have always been surrounded by art. My father, in his poetic dimension, attracted artists from all disciplines to the house to share his presence and talent, some of them had a great impact on me. There was a very special one that made me the honor of taking me as a disciple for a short but unforgettable time: The great teacher Rodolfo Zanabria (who in peace rides in infinity with his maidens with long hair and beautiful faces). From him, I learned that the road is long and if you know how to walk you will reach the Magical Domain. Destiny had the willingness to be a Mexican-Catalan artist, spiritually and vitally grown and split between two ways of being, thinking and feeling. This has allowed me to exhibit and share my work on both sides of the Atlantic since my debut on the plastic scene, until today. 

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ROLLS-ROYCE × FONDATION BEYELER

ROLLS-ROYCE’S PARTNERSHIP WITH FONDATION BEYELER BRINGS ARTIST PIPILOTTI RIST’S WORK TO THE PUBLIC IN UNIQUE IMMERSIVE EVENT

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has partnered with Fondation Beyeler to present an artistic concept by internationally renowned Swiss artist, Pipilotti Rist, for the institution’s famed Summer Night’s Gala 2017, held on 16 September. Normally the reserve of Fondation Beyeler’s esteemed guests, Rolls-Royce’s patronage ensured that the installation was seen and experienced by the public on Sunday 17 September. 
Visitors to Fondation Beyeler were treated to a sensorial feast within Rist’s highly complex work. Curated by Fondation Beyeler’s Director Sam Keller, the installation was created for the museum’s Summer Night’s Gala. The artistic concept which was supported by the Rolls-Royce Art Programme, is part of an initiative that sees the marque serve as a benefactor in creating new works in partnership with prominent art institutions.

Rolls-Royce will continue the collaboration with Fondation Beyeler and Rist, who is one of the world’s leading contemporary artists, to bring the installation to the marque’s global centre of excellence, the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex, in the near future, providing a further platform for this extraordinary and unique piece of work to be viewed once again.

The installation, entitled Tender Roundelay, consisted of 23 kaleidoscopic projections that shone down from the ceiling on 46 round tables within the space. The work immersed guests and the entire setting – the furnishings, the plates and glasses, the food and drink – within a monumental video installation. Using footage taken from the artist’s inexhaustible archive of visual material, the work was calculated with meticulous precision to create a plethora of continually varying impressions.

The resulting four-hour film included motifs from nature, the human figure and historic dining rooms, which were imaginatively choreographed to change throughout the picnic as guests were invited to sit, eat, talk, stand and recline whilst encountering a world of colour and sensual experience. For most artists, developing an artistic concept in which visitors eat, drink and amuse themselves is a rare experience.

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars commented, “From the inception of the Rolls-Royce Art Programme, we have sought to add to the fabric of the contemporary art world through a series of collaborations with some of the world’s most revered artists. This latest partnership with Fondation Beyeler and Pipilotti Rist sees Rolls-Royce support one of the most significant occasions on the international art calendar, whilst opening the work to a public audience.”

Sam Keller, Director of the Fondation Beyeler, said, “The work of Pipilotti Rist takes us into a world of wonders. The collaboration with her is wonderful. She is probably Switzerland’s best-known artist, and I am delighted that she has created this stunning and unique installation. I am especially pleased that the Public Day with Pipilotti has captivated many visitors.”
 

Pipilotti Rist commented, “My work ‘Tender Roundelay’ – roundelay is an old English word for round dance – is a voyage of discovery and an experiment about how, and if, the moving electronic image can also unite people when often it rather separates us or forces a group to look in only one direction. This question has interested me for a long time, while the sun is our biggest projector and our eyes are blood driven cameras.”

 
The Rolls-Royce Art Programme celebrates a shared philosophy with the world of contemporary art and is committed to fostering creativity. To date, Rolls-Royce has worked with leading international artists and key figures from the contemporary art world including Yang Fudong, Sudarshan Shetty, Isaac Julien, Carlos Rolón/Dzine, Angela Bulloch and Ugo Rondinone.

 
Pipilotti Rist’s artistic concept created for the Fondation Beyeler’s Summer Night’s Gala Tender Roundelay will be shown as part of the Rolls-Royce Art Programme at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, in the near future.