Pipilotti Rist, Gnade Donau Gnade (Mercy Danube Mercy), 2013/15. Installation view: “Komm Schatz, wir stellen die Medien um & fangen nochmals von vorne an,” Kunsthalle Krems, Austria, 2015. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Luhring Augustine. Photo: Lisa Rastl

Pipilotti Rist, Gnade Donau Gnade (Mercy Danube Mercy), 2013/15.
Installation view: “Komm Schatz, wir stellen die Medien um & fangen
nochmals von vorne an,” Kunsthalle Krems, Austria, 2015. Courtesy the
artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Luhring Augustine. Photo: Lisa Rastl

As artist Pipilotti Rist spoke to a group of journalists last week, soap bubbles floated out of a silver machine and promptly disappeared in a puff of smoke, as part of a 1999 sculptural piece playfully entitled “Nothing.”

“Thank you for your work, being a bridge to the possible audience, being a translator,” she told us. With that bit of kindness, plus a brief statement in support of letting refugees in, we were ushered into Pixel Forest, the three-floor survey of Rist’s video and sculptural work that is equal parts manically psychedelic, serenely meditative, and highly accessible. More →