IF THE SNAKE is a living entity through which navigate a heterogeneity of chemical, biological and algorithmic processes, as well as different types of intelligent life forms. Each feature within this situated entity have inherently dynamic qualities that, due to the conditions of their co-
Yang’s works are known not only for their diversity of media and methods, but also for their eloquent and unique sculptural
International ongoing exhibitions
This infant complex system is prompt to spontaneous order, self-
IF THE SNAKE is not a portrait, comprised of various facets. Nor is it a ghost in the machine, an animism whose sensible presence relies exclusively on human attribution or values. It is self-
To depart consensual reality, bound by the “known,” requires the speculative aspect of fiction to reach worlds thought as impossible, to playfully imagine what they could be, then concretely actualize them. This pointless topology is an overflow of porous fictions, a crossfade in a state of uncertainty, a continuum of unstable formalizations of possibilities.
Artistic Director : Pierre Huyghe
Artists: Tarek Atoui / Matthew Barney / Etienne Chambaud / Paul Chan / Ian Cheng / Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson / John Gerrard / Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni / Glass Bead / Elizabeth Hénaff / Eva L'Hoest / Pierre Huyghe / Fernando Ortega / Sean Raspet / Lili Reynaud-
Former Uchisange Elementary School
Tenjinyama Cultural Plaza of Okayama Prefecture
Okayama Orient Museum
Hayashibara Museum of Art
 IF THE SNAKE, Okayama Art Summit, 2019.  John Gerrard, X. laevis (Spacelab), 2017, Courtesy of the artist, Thomas Dane Gallery and Simon Preston Gallery.  Pamela Rosenkranz, Skin Pool (Oromom), 2019. Courtesy of the artist, Karma International, Miguel Abreu Gallery and Sprüth Magers. Photo: Ola Rindal.
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