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Frieze Projects 2011

Pierre Huyghe

Pierre Huyghe

Pierre Huyghe’s aquarium was a live ecosystem that hosted a specific narrative created for Frieze Art Fair. This narrative was enacted by particular seawater creatures selected as the players in Huyghe’s aquatic performance. While the conditions in which the players coexisted were constructed within a fictitious narrative, the behavioral relationships between the players were real and not scripted. The aquarium created an intimate psychological world that formed a point of contrast with the atmosphere throughout the rest of the fair.

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Pierre Huyghe (b.1962) is a French artist based in Paris and New York. Recent solo projects and exhibitions include: ‘The Host and the Cloud’, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris; the 2011 Berlin Film Festival’s Forum Expanded; and Gloria Cinema, Kassel; ‘Pierre Huyghe: Works from the Collection’, Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst (2011); La Saison des Fêtes, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía - Palacio de Cristal, Madrid (2010); ‘A Time Score’, MUSAC -Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, León (2007); and ‘Celebration Park’, Tate Modern, London, and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (both 2006). He was recently honoured with the 2010 Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Contemporary Artist Award and, in 2012, will take part in Documenta 13, Kassel.

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