New acquisition: ‘Laat je haar neer’ (Let Your Hair Down) by Pipilotti Rist

Elixir: the video organism of Pipilotti Rist, installation view, 2009
Elixir: the video organism of Pipilotti Rist, installation view, 2009

New acquisition
‘Laat je haar neer’ (Let Your Hair Down) by Pipilotti Rist

To coincide with the successful exhibition ‘Elixir: the video organism of Pipilotti Rist’, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and H+F Patronage have commissioned Pipilotti Rist to create a permanent installation for the museum. The video installation entitled ‘Laat je haar neer’, a play on words that means both ‘let your hair down’ and ‘lay her down’, is being constructed in the stairwell in the entrance area.

Pipilotti Rist has created the permanent video installation ‘Laat je haar neer’ (Let Your Hair Down) specially for the museum’s stairwell. Visitors will be able to climb into a net of thick rope and lie back and watch Pipilotti Rist’s latest video above them. Visitors will also be able to select another channel and see other video art works from the museum’s collection. 

Festive opening
The video installation ‘Laat je haar neer’ (Let Your Hair Down) will be opened on Saturday 4 July 2009 in the presence of Pipilotti Rist and H+F patron Han Nefkens. The opening coincides with the celebrations for the museum’s 160th anniversary with a range of activities and free entry all day. For the full programme see: www.boijmans.nl.

H+F Patronage
The H+F Patronage (H+F Mecenaat), founded in 2005, is an exclusive partnership between Han Nefkens and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. The goal of the H+F Patronage is to stimulate contemporary art and artists on an international level, and to introduce them to a new audience. This goal is achieved through the collection of work by a select group of artists for a number of years, and by initiating and facilitating projects and exhibitions like the current exhibition by Pipilotti Rist. 

Last chance
The exhibition ‘Elixir: the video organism of Pipilotti Rist’ runs until 10 May. The exhibition includes nine recent works - made in the period 2001-2009 - displayed in a 1500m2 installation of semi-transparent walls.

The video installation ‘Laat je haar neer’ (Let Your Hair Down) has been made possible by H+F Patronage and the BankGiro Loterij.

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