Pierre Huyghe has gained international prominence for creating a diverse body of work that explores the structures of popular culture in everyday life. Huyghe utilizes film, video, sound, animation, sculpture, and architecture to investigate the borders between fiction and reality and memory and history. His projects employ a diverse range of references including nineteenth-century utopian social projects, Hollywood films, contemporary fiction, and romantic landscape painting. In December 2002, Pierre Huyghe created L'Expedition Scintillante: A Musical at the Kunsthaus Bregenz, the first stage of a much larger project. Using the three different floors of the building, he created three different environments which reflected three acts in a musical. In January 2005 Huyghe will undertake the second part of the project. Together with a group of like-minded artists, he will chart a boat for one month in the Antarctic. The final part of the project will be presented at the Musee D'Art Moderne in Paris and at the Tate Gallery, London in 2006.
All Talks begin at 6:30pm and are held at The New School, 66 West 12th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues).
Tickets are $5 General Admission, $3 Members of the Public Art Fund and seniors, FREE to all students with valid ID.
Added by higa on November 21, 2004