Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist

Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist

Behind Your Eyelid—Pipilotti Rist

Pipilotti Rist’s Choice

Family Day at Tai Kwun Contemporary

Pipilotti Rist After Hours

Date & Time

3 Aug - 27 Nov, 2022 Sun – Thu | 10am – 8pm
Fri – Sat | 11am – 9pm
Close on Mondays


JC Contemporary and Tai Kwun site-wide


On-site:$95 (Adult) $75 (Concession*)
Online:$88 (Adult) $65 (Concession*)
Concession ticket for full-time students, people with disabilities and senior citizens aged 60 or above*


Artist: Pipilotti Rist

Curator: Tobias Berger

Lead Sponsor:

A major new exhibition by the internationally renowned Swiss media artist Pipilotti Rist lands in Hong Kong in Summer 2022, taking over all Tai Kwun Contemporary galleries and beyond. Rist’s signature moving image installations—highly immersive, deeply sensual, and remarkably insightful—wrap visitors with a virtual hug of sounds, colours, and moving images. Visitors can walk and sprawl within her mesmerising installations, which prompt meditative introspection along with joy and exhilaration, opening up explorations of the body and the image, of exterior environments and interior mindscapes. This high-profile exhibition offers major works from Pipilotti Rist’s oeuvre along with newly produced site-specific works for Tai Kwun,in the galleries, on the Prison Yard and elsewhere in Tai Kwun.

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Tickets to the exhibition will be available on Klook . HK$88 for general tickets and HK$65 for concession tickets (Full-time students with ID, people with disabilities, and senior citizens over the age of 60).

Tickets will also be available at the JC Contemporary reception: HK$95 (general) and HK$75 (concession).

Family tickets are also available: HK$280 for 2 adult tickets and 2 concession tickets.


Education and public programmes

Education and public programmes




Saturdays and Sundays from     

20.08.2022- 27.11.2022

Cantonese 3pm | English 4pm

Guided Tour



Lighting Workshop



Tai Kwun Conversations: Behind Your Eyelid—A Dialogue with Pipilotti Rist and Tobias Berger



Pixel Mapping Workshop



Teacher’s Morning









Teacher’s Workshop



Pipilotti Rist’s Choice: Daisies Screening



Pipilotti Rist’s Choice: Pepperminta Screening








Pipilotti Rist After Hours

Sundays biweekly from


2 Sessions per day

Family Day at Tai Kwun Contemporary

Artist Bio

Pipilotti Rist

Pipilotti Rist, a pioneer of spatial video art, was born in 1962 in Grabs, Switzerland, located in the Rhine Valley on the Austrian border, and has been a central figure within the international art scene since the mid-1980s. From her earliest video works to more recent large-scale moving-image installations, Pipilotti Rist’s highly immersive, deeply sensual, and remarkably insightful works wrap visitors in a virtual hug of sounds, colours, and moving images. Her mesmerising installations prompt meditative introspection along with joy and exhilaration, opening up explorations of the body and the image, of exterior environments and interior mindscapes.

Since 1984, Rist has displayed her work in an extensive array of solo and group exhibitions. Major solo exhibitions include 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, Humlebæk, 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). Rist has also participated in numerous biennales, including the Venice Biennale (1997, 1999, 2011), Biennale of Sydney (2000, 2008, 2014), and the Istanbul Biennale (1997, 2000, 2007).

AR Filter Poster

Take the artwork video home with our AR filter posters!

Well known for her moving image installations, the Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist has long explored the possibilities of video to offer a remarkable vision of seeing differently. With this AR filter app and AR filter posters available for purchase at the Tai Kwun Contemporary exhibition Behind Your Eyelid – Pipilotti Rist, excerpts of two of her works – Ever is Over All (1997) and Neighbors without Fences (2021) will instantly pop up on the screen once you hold your phone camera in front of the posters.

Ever is Over All (video still), 1997

Neighbor without Fences (video still), 2021

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Weekend Guided Tour

Tai Kwun Contemporary Weekend Guided Tour

Saturdays and Sundays from 20 August to 27 November

Cantonese 3pm | English 4pm

Entry to the venue with the exhibition ticket on the day of the event

Weekend guided tours may be cancelled depending on changes in the government’s epidemic prevention measures. Please stay tuned to the Tai Kwun website or email