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Pipilotti Rist: Hand Me Your Trust

18 March 2023 - 21 May 2023



M+, Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District, debuted Hand Me Your Trust, a moving image work by Swiss spatial video art pioneer Pipilotti Rist, on the M+ Facade. Commissioned by M+ and supported by Art Basel and UBS, the work is shown on the M+ Facade daily from 7 to 9pm from now on until 21 May 2023, and on every Saturday and Sunday from 7 to 9pm from 22 May to 17 June 2023.

Hand Me Your Trust is a site-specific moving image work created specifically for the M+ Facade, the work incorporates Rist’s typically vivid colour palettes and freeform camera work, echoing the dynamic shifts of scale of Hong Kong’s urban landscape. Rist approaches the concept of the hand from a variety of scales, mirroring the dynamics of the city itself from an intimate human scale, to one that is the size of a building. As the hands weave and chart a path around various objects at varying velocities, Rist takes on not only Hong Kong’s design and architecture heritage, but also the individual hands that sculpted, placed, and forged these ubiquitous forms into being.

Hand Me Your Trust is an energetic celebration of the many people who played a part in building the city and our world with their hands. It explores the multitude of dynamic motions that weave and turn like the traffic encountered in our day-to-day lives. Rist’s sensuous video art turns one of the largest media screens in the world, the M+ Facade, into an intimate introspection on the power of human touch, reconceptualising our everyday movements and manoeuvres into kaleidoscopic tactile images.


Pipilotti Rist (born 1962) is a visual artist who creates colourful, kaleidoscopic moving image worlds that explore the relationship between nature, emotional states and the body, often combined with playful ideas and a sense of the surreal. She is known for her sensuous images and immersive environments that envelop the viewer and transports them into an otherworldly, wonderous realm. Born in Switzerland, Rist has been a central figure within the international art scene since the mid-1980s. She has adapted her artistic language by integrating the fastmoving technological developments of her time, using immersive video installations as a way to empathise with others, imagining what they might see and playfully, colourfully and meticulously explore visual phenomena and human perception.

Rist has been an active figure on the museum, biennial and gallery circuit for over twenty-five years.

Her recent solo exhibitions are Behind Your Eyelid at Tai Kwun Hong Kong (2022), Big Heartedness, Be My Neighbor at The Geffen Contemporary, MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (2021–2022), Your Eye Is My Island at MoMAK, The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto and ART TOWER MITO (2021). Åbn min Lysning. Open my Glade at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art Humlebæ k Denmark (2019), Sip My Ocean at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney (2017–2018), Pixel Forest at New Museum New York (2016–2017) and Your Saliva is My Diving Suit of the Ocean of Pain at Kunsthaus Zürich (2016).

Her work has also appeared in the Venice Biennale (1997, 1999 and 2011), São Paulo Biennial (1994), Sydney Biennial (2000, 2008 and 2014), and the Istanbul Biennale (1997, 2000 and 2007).


18 March 2023
21 May 2023
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