Introducing the November 2022 Artwork Situation of Wallpaper*
You always remember your first encounter with Pixel Forest. Maybe one of the best recognized work by Swiss video artwork pioneer Pipilotti Rist, the set up contains 1000’s of hand-sculpted LED lights, flickering and glowing in a mesmerising sequence of vivid hues. To step into Pixel Forest is to plunge right into a cascade of color and lightweight. You end up immersed within the digital realm, as if you’ve turn into a pixel on a display, however, on the similar time, you might be extra conscious than ever of your bodily existence, of the thrill of sharing this expertise with the folks round you.
Pixel Forest exemplifies our annual Artwork Situation, which takes as its theme ‘Artwork in Flux’. On this time of speedy change, it’s apt that we embrace radical visions, so we’re delighted to have Rist as our headlining artist, taking on each our newsstand and limited-edition subscriber covers, and presenting a 16-page portfolio that opens our eyes to the bizarre and the fantastic. It’s actually a visible feast, however, because the title of Rist’s present exhibition ‘Behind Your Eyelid’ (at Hong Kong’s Tai Kwun cultural centre till 27 November 2022) suggests, what we make of the work is simply as profound.
Rist is amongst six groundbreaking artists interviewed on this situation. In California, we go to the sprawling studio of Sterling Ruby as he gears up for a solo present at Gagosian New York. Ruby’s apply encompasses ceramics, textiles, video, style, sculpture and portray, and this versatility and prolificacy are made abundantly clear whenever you see his area and works in progress. As he tells author Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, ‘We’re consultant of this sort of Bauhaus historic situation of the whole lot underneath one roof.’
Additionally displaying in New York is Wolfgang Tillmans, whose MoMA retrospective combines artwork and advocacy – we’re notably happy that the German photographer has created an unique self-portrait for us, revealing his happiness and reduction at finishing the 16-day present set up course of. In Chicago, we name on Nick Cave for a preview of his unconventional collaboration with Knoll Textiles. In the meantime, in anticipation of the inaugural version of Paris+ par Artwork Basel, we converse to Cyprien Gaillard about his formidable two-part exhibition at Palais de Tokyo and Lafayette Anticipations. And in Berlin, we uncover Ian Cheng’s Life After BOB, which faucets into the technological and aesthetic potential of synthetic intelligence.
Throughout Wallpaper’s content material pillars, we current numerous tales on the intersection between up to date artwork and the broader inventive industries: the alliance between Stella McCartney and Frank Stella for the previous’s A/W22 assortment; Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg’s jewelry items for Miu Miu; OMA’s putting transformation of the Albright-Knox Artwork Gallery in New York; and the making of Sydney Trendy, SANAA’s extension to the Artwork Gallery of New South Wales. Lastly, with Frieze week across the nook, the newest instalment of our month-to-month Postcard sequence shines the highlight on London, which has thrilling new structure, design and gastronomy galore – the right accompaniment to our hometown’s diversified creative choices.