Pierre Huyghe

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Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Ralph Rugo , Barry Schwabsky, Kaja Silverman, Martin Herbert







Numero Pagine

455 p.

Pierre Huyghe (1962) is one of the best-known young artists on the contemporary international art stage. His fame is tied specifically to the installations, films, collective projects and performances which he has been involved in since the beginning of 1990s, works which incessantly interrogate the collective imagination and the narrative structures through which it operates.

The retrospective is the first of its kind dedicated to a French artist in an Italian museum and the monograph to the show, edited by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, focuses on Float, the new work-installation conceived especially for the Castello di Rivoli; the museum’s exhibition space is ‘translated’ into a great inflatable procession cart that is brought to the museum, almost a pop-up that pokes through the walls of the eighteenth-century building. Presented alongside this work is a selection of some of the artist’s most symbolic pieces, including Blance Neige Lucie (1997), Sleeptalking (1998), No Ghost Just a Shell (2000-2003), Les Grands Ensembles (2000) and L’Expédition scintillante Acte II (2002).
Pierre Huyghe was born in 1962 in Paris, where he continues to live and work. He received the Special Prize at the Venice Biennale in 2001, where he transformed the French pavilion in a kind of contemporary narrative, in which “each individual element develops an independent time, the moment that together – through a program that articulates the space on view – it behaves as though within a score”.
Huyghe has participated in numerous group shows, including Traffic as part of the CAPC in Bordeaux (1996), the European art biennale Manifesta II in Luxemburg (1998), Premises at the Guggenheim Museum Soho in New York (1998), Cinéma, Cinéma, Contemporary Art and the Cinematic Experience at the Stedelijk Van Abbenmuseum in Eindhoven (1999), Let’s entertain at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (2000), 1999/2000 Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and Documenta XI in Kassel (2002).

Rivoli, Castello
21 April – 18 July 2004