This exhibition marks the first major retrospective of the work of Pierre Huyghe (b. 1962, Paris). Huyghe creates films, installations, and events that blur fact and fiction, reinvent rituals of social engagement, and use the exhibition model as a site for playful experimentation. Organized thematically, the exhibition covers more than two decades of Huyghe's career, with a focus on cinema as both model and matrix. By filming staged scenarios, Huyghe probes the capacity of art to distort and ultimately shape reality through methods that are filmic, spatial, or social.
In keeping with the artist’s desire for a non-hierarchical presentation, the exhibition is designed as a single, extraordinary environment, like a park or garden: a public sphere where a visitor can walk, reflect, and take in a variety of attractions through participation, thoughtful immersion, or simply as a passer-by.
Please be aware: Some works in this exhibition contain graphic content and may not be suitable for all audiences. This exhibition also contains living elements, including an Ibizan hound and a beehive. The dog's appearance is consistent with her breed. She has been examined by local animal safety agencies and is in excellent health. The beehive is located outdoors on the north side of the pavilion. All visitors viewing the exhibition do so at their own risk.