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Rachel Rose: Palisades

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The Serpentine is proud to present Rachel Rose’s first publication on the occasion of her premier solo UK exhibition Palisades at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London.

Within the last few years, Rachel Rose has emerged as a video artist who creates visually poetic and multi-layered narratives. By utilising complex audio and video editing techniques, Rose explores the interwoven nature of history, memory and geography, and tackles the urgent ecological issues of humanity’s changing relationship to the natural world and the advancement of technology. The exhibition Palisades is a site-specific installation centred around two of Rose’s recent video works, Palisades in Palisades (2014) and A Minute Ago (2014), as well as a new sound piece, an extension of the soundtrack from Palisades in Palisades. The exhibition transforms the historic building of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery into an immersive, polyphonic environment.

This unique publication includes an introduction to themes presented in Rose’s work and the exhibition Palisades by the exhibition’s curator Emma Enderby, along with an essay by SculptureCenter curator Ruba Katrib that contextualises A Minute Ago and Palisades in Palisades. The publication also includes two interviews with Rose. The first is with renowned artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, who mentored Rose at Columbia University. In the second interview, Rose, Serpentine Co-Director Hans Ulrich Obrist and famed film editor and sound designer Walter Murch examine the latter’s practice in the context of Rose’s own take on editing and sound production. Lastly, Christopher Y. Lew contributes a text on Rose’s most recent work created for her forthcoming exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, which he curated.

Rachel Rose was born in 1986, and currently lives and works in New York. Recent exhibitions include Visitors, Governor’s Island, New York (2015); Cloud Cover, CCS Bard College, Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2015); The Importance of Being a (Moving) Image, National Gallery, Prague (2015); The Great Acceleration, Taipei Biennial (2014); Phantom Limbs, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London (2014); A Minute Ago, High Art, Paris (2014); Chance Motives, SculptureCenter, New York (2013); Geographies of Contamination, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2013); and Uncanny Valleys, Electronic Arts Intermix, New York (2013). Rose is the winner of the 2015 Frieze Art Award and the 2014 illy Present Future Award. Forthcoming solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015); Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2015); and the Aspen Art Museum (2016).