Pierre Huyghe

Pierre Huyghe Announces Participants for Okayama Art Summit 2019 September 27 - November 24, 2019

Pierre Huyghe, the Artistic Director of this year’s Okayama Art Summit, has titled the program “IF THE SNAKE,” promising to challenge visitors to rethink what constitutes art exhibitions.

The participating artists are: Tarek Atoui, Matthew Barney, Etienne Chambaud, Paul Chan, Ian Cheng, Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson, John Gerrard, Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, Glass Bead , Elizabeth Hénaff, Eva L'Hoest, Fernando Ortega, Sean Raspet, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Pamela Rosenkranz, Tino Sehgal and Mika Tajima.

‘IF THE SNAKE’ is a living entity, through which navigate heterogeneous things, chemical and algorithmic processes, as well as different intelligent life forms. The inherent dynamic characteristics of the worlds, proposed by the artists, and the conditions of their co-presence, endlessly grow particular modes of uncertain and unpredictable continuity.

Pierre Huyghe's Artwork at Musée des Beaux-Arts/Lausanne April 6 - 7, 2019

The Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne, Switzerland, is celebrating the completion of its new building with a “A Sense of Place,” a two-day event on April 6 and 7, which will include works such as Pierre Huyghe’s "Name Announcer."

Pierre Huyghe’s "Name Announcer"
Pierre Huyghe at Serpentine Gallery October 3, 2018 – February 10, 2019

Pierre Huyghe presents a major new exhibition at the Serpentine this autumn. The gallery will become a porous and contingent environment, housing different forms of cognition, emerging intelligences, biological reproduction and instinctual behaviors.

Photo by Ola Rindal

Pierre Huyghe at Serpentine Gallery
Pierre Huyghe's films at Kunstnernes Hus Kino August 30 - September 16, 2018

There will be a series of screenings of Pierre Huyghe's films at Kunstnernes Hus Kino, Norway:

The Host and the Cloud

Untitled (Human Mask)

A way in Untilled

A Journey that Wasn’t

Each film will be screened once a day from August 30 - September 1, 2; 6 -9; 13-16. For more details please visit kunstnerneshus.no.


Caption: Pierre Huyghe, Untitled (Human Mask), 2014. Film, color, sound, 19 minutes.

Courtesy of the artist; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Hauser & Wirth, London; Esther Schipper, Berlin; and Anna Lena Films, Paris. © Pierre Huyghe

Pierre Huyghe's films at Kunstnernes Hus Kino
Pierre Huyghe at The Broad Opens June 30, 2018

Opening at The Broad, Los Angeles, on June 30, 2018: the exhibition “A Journey That Wasn’t” presents artists’ complex representations of time, and includes Pierre Huyghe’s film “A Journey that Wasn’t.

The works on view in this collection exhibition range from painting and sculpture to photography, film and installation— and examine the passage of time by alluding to nostalgia or sentiments about aging, often depicting specific places in states of decay; these works can act as documentation, memorial or symbol.

Pierre Huyghe at The Broad
Pierre Huyghe at Art Basel Parcours June 11 - 17, 2018

Location: Garden of the Allgemeine Lesegesellschaft Münsterpl. 8

Marian Goodman Gallery is pleased to present “Exomind (Deep Water),” a recent work by Pierre Huyghe at this year’s Art Basel Parcours section at the Allgemeine Lesegesellschaft garden in Basel.

A beehive grows on the head of a female figure, pollinating the surroundings.

Pierre Huyghe's exhibitions are complex systems in which interdependent agents, biotic and abiotic, real and symbolic are self-organizing, co-evolve in a dynamic and unstable mesh.

In Documenta 13, Huyghe presented Untilled (2011-2012), a live construct ecosystem. Within it, lying in the mud of a compost, a statue with the head covered by a beehive was a part of a wider set of operations occurring without control and under their own conditions. 

In Exomind (2017), Huyghe’s latest project, among the living entities inhabiting a sandy hill in the forest of Dazaifu, Japan, the beehive covering the head of a new female statue, as an exo-mind in endless formation, is growing by pollinating other living symbols. It constantly modifies itself in this transitory, porous, entangled environment in permanent variations.

Image Caption:
Pierre Huyghe
Exomind (Deep water), 2017
Concrete cast with wax hive, bee colony
Courtesy of the artist; Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Hauser & Wirth, London; Esther Schipper, Berlin; Chantal Crousel, Paris; Taro Nasu, Tokyo; and The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Pierre Huyghe at Art Basel Parcours
Pierre Huyghe at the 2018 Baltic Triennial May 11 – August 12, 2018

The 13th edition of the Baltic Triennial is titled “Give Up the Ghost," and will be held at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania. Pierre Huyghe is one of the participating artists; his work, "The Host and The Cloud," will be shown.

Pierre Huyghe, The Host and The Cloud
Pierre Huyghe at Frieze New York May 2 - 6, 2018

Pierre Huyghe will be the focus of Marian Goodman Gallery’s presentation (Booth C21) at Frieze New York (May 4 - 6, VIP Preview on May 2-3) with his iconic work: L'Expédition Scintillante, Acte 2, Untitled (Light Box) (2002).

“An object at once a beacon and a stage is lost in the space, emitting a play of light synchronized with the music of Eric Satie’s Gymnopédies No. 3 and No. 4 orchestrated by Claude Debussy. A reminiscence of the early light show in its attempt to formalize the “inner journey” experience induced by psychotic drugs. The shutters on the top part of the sculpture are synchronized with the machine rhythm, opening and closing, repeatedly letting the color flow beyond the object.”

For tickets and directions please visit frieze.com.

Pierre Huyghe at Frieze New York
In Tune with the World at Fondation Louis Vuitton April 11 - August 27, 2018

"In Tune with the World" unveils a new selection of artists from the collection, of several different mediums, bringing together modern and contemporary works, most of which have never before been exhibited in this space. Artists include Giovanni Anselmo, Christian Boltanski, Maurizio Cattelan, Pierre Huyghe, Gerhard Richter and Adrián Villar Rojas.

In Tune with the World at Fondation Louis Vuitton
Pierre Huyghe at Pond Society March 24 - May 31, 2018

Pierre Huyghe’s first solo exhibition in China is on view at Pond Society, in collaboration with the New Century Art Foundation (NCAF).

The exhibition will feature two works by Pierre Huyghe that exemplify the artist's complex methodology: Cambrian Explosion 15 and A Way in Untilled. Cambrian Explosion 15 (2017-18) belongs to a series of live marine ecosystems in glass tanks, a body of work that Huyghe began in 2010.

Huyghe's film work A Way in Untilled (2012) transports the viewer to Huyghe’s Untilled (2012), which premiered at the 2012 edition of Documenta in Kassel, Germany. A Way in Untilled presents several levels of the ecosystem. As with Cambrian Explosion 15, the inclusion of plants and animals in this work blurs the lines between subject and object, producing a condition that the artist has described as 'undetermined'.

Pierre Huyghe at Pond Society
Pierre Huyghe's "Name Announcer" at Cleveland Museum of Art March 17 - September 2018

The Cleveland Museum of Art will activate Pierre Huyghe’s Name Announcer (2011) – the first work of performance art to join the museum’s collection – in its contemporary galleries on weekends beginning Saturday, March 17 through the end of September 2018.

Pierre Huyghe's "Name Announcer"
Pierre Huyghe Named Artistic Director of Okayama Art Summit 2019 September 27 - November 24, 2019

The first Okayama Art Summit Executive Committee meeting made the decision on November 13, 2017 to hold Okayama Art Summit 2019, the second iteration of the large-scale international art exhibition from September 27 - November 24, 2019.

Pierre Huyghe, a participant of the Okayama Art Summit 2016, has been appointed artistic director. The exhibition will be produced by Ishikawa Foundation’s president, Yasuharu Ishikawa.

Nairy Baghramian, Cerith Wyn Evans and Pierre Huyghe at Skulptur Projekte Münster June 10 - Oct. 1, 2017

Nairy Baghramian, Pierre Huyghe and Cerith Wyn Evans participate in this year's Skulptur Projekte Münster, curated by Britta Peters and Kasper König.

Nairy Baghramian, Cerith Wyn Evans and Pierre Huyghe at Skulptur Projekte Münster
Pierre Huyghe at Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia May 13 - November 26, 2017

Fondation Louis Vuitton presents Pierre Huyghe‘s retrospective as part of a series of events organized within the Beyond the Walls program and shown in Venice as part of the Biennale di Venezia's collateral events.

The Foundation will present three works from the collection: A Journey That Wasn’t (2005), creature (2005-2011) and Silence Score (1997).

Pierre Huyghe at Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia
Pierre Huyghe Awarded the 2017 Nasher Sculpture Prize April 1, 2017

Pierre Huyghe has been awarded the 2017 Nasher Sculpture Prize, a prize that honors a living artist who elevates the understanding of sculpture and its possibilities. Huyghe has profoundly expanded the parameters of sculpture through artworks encompassing a variety of materials and disciplines.

Huyghe has consistently sought new ways to bring together unconventional and heterogeneous materials into a practice exceeding the sum of its multifarious parts and was selected for his extraordinary work by an international jury of directors, curators, artists, and historians who demonstrate an unparalleled expertise in the field of sculpture. Huyghe will be presented with an award designed by Renzo Piano, architect of the Nasher Sculpture Center, at a ceremony in Dallas on April 1, 2017.

Pierre Huyghe Awarded the 2017 Nasher Sculpture Prize