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Pierre Huyghe Roof Garden Commission, Metropolitan Museum of Art

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This spring Pierre Huyghe (born 1962, Paris) has installed the third in a new series of site-specific commissions for the Museum's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Huyghe has spent the past twenty-five years experimenting across media to create ritualistic, engaging encounters with art. His practice extends beyond the use of traditional art forms like drawing and film to materials uncommon in a fine-arts context, including living animals, plants, and other natural elements. At the Met, his project explores the transformation of cultural and biological systems through a dynamic gathering of components derived from the Museum's collection, architecture, and surroundings.

12 May - 1 November 2015

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