The Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia is pleased to announce the opening of its new exhibition paying tribute to French artist Pierre Huyghe. As part of the 57th Venice Biennale, this presentation has been produced in the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s “Hors-
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Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia, Venice (Italy)
Since the late 1980s, Pierre Huyghe has pursued a very personal, multi-
For the exhibition Pierre Huyghe, the Fondation Louis Vuitton presents three works from their collection, between narrative, fiction and fugitive memory: A Journey That Wasn’t (2005), Creature (2005–11) and Silence Score (1997). The selection and the unprecedented presentation of these works have been achieved by closely collaborating with the artist and choosing from the Fondation’s important collection of his works, including: Les Grands Ensembles (1994-
This exhibition of connected works revolves around A Journey That Wasn’t. This film is the result of a journey to Antarctica on board the Tara, belonging to the famous explorer Jean-
Creature reincarnates the solitary penguin as a small fiberglass bird with synthetic fur and sound, as a poetic complement to the film. According to Huyghe, it is more than a sculpture, it has “a unique intuition, far away, in an unreachable land where he/she nearly disappears in the surroundings.”
Silence Score forms part of the unreal and musical atmosphere created in the film and continues to disrupt our habits of perception. The four annotated scores were transcribed by Huyghe and, thanks to special software, include the imperceptible sounds of 4’33’’ (Silence) by John Cage, recorded in 1952. Cage’s concept was to have a musician play a few minutes of silence from a score without notes to focus only on the audible sounds of the surrounding space.
Exhibition 10 May -
November 2017. Espace Louis Vuitton Venice, San Marco, Calle del Ridotto 1353 30124 Venice (Italy). Hours: Monday–Saturday 10am–7:30pm.
Pierre Huyghe, A Journey That Wasn't, 2005. © Adagp, Paris 2017.
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