Introducing the November 2022 Artwork Subject of Wallpaper*
You always remember your first encounter with Pixel Forest. Maybe the most effective 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 light-weight. You end up immersed within the digital realm, as if you’ve develop into a pixel on a display screen, however, on the identical time, you might be extra conscious than ever of your bodily existence, of the fun of sharing this expertise with the folks round you.
Pixel Forest exemplifies our annual Artwork Subject, which takes as its theme ‘Artwork in Flux’. On this time of fast 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 great. 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 concern. 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 follow encompasses ceramics, textiles, video, style, sculpture and portray, and this versatility and prolificacy are made abundantly clear whenever you see his house and works in progress. As he tells author Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, ‘We’re consultant of this type of Bauhaus historic state of affairs of every thing beneath one roof.’
Additionally exhibiting 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 various tales on the intersection between modern artwork and the broader artistic 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 placing transformation of the Buffalo AKG Artwork Museum (previously the Albright-Knox Artwork Gallery) in New York; and the making of Sydney Fashionable, SANAA’s extension to the Artwork Gallery of New South Wales. Lastly, with Frieze week across the nook, the most recent 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 diverse creative choices.