Pierre Huyghe at Art Basel Parcours
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.
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