Annaïk Lou Pitteloud
November 7th 2015 - March 20th 2016, Kunstmuseum
Annaïk Lou Pitteloud has made a name for herself with radically reduced works: in OUT (2012), an ordinary SIM card is placed on a pedestal under a Plexiglas cover. The message that was sent and saved on the SIM card remains hidden. Only in the indication of the technique is its existence mentioned, but the message itself remains inaccessible to the viewer.
The exhibition title Working Title is often used for works that have not yet been completed, in which case it is usually printed in italics and parentheses. Often information in parentheses indicates abbreviations, summaries, or alternatives. However, the beginning of the exhibition at the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen is marked with only two parentheses without letters or words between them, which offer no such additional information. Annaïk Lou Pitteloud’s works often point to an abstract collection of evidence and winkingly question the interrelationship between the perception and meaning of artworks.
The artist, who was born in 1980 in Lausanne and now lives in Antwerp, studied at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern and then at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. The Kunstmuseum St. Gallen is presenting her first solo exhibition in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. In 2016 she will receive the MANOR Art Prize Lausanne. An exhibition catalog will be published in cooperation with the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne.
Curator: Nadia Veronese