Pierre Huyghe | the artist




The artist Pierre Huyghe
Born 1962, Paris, France.
Lives and works in Paris.

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Pierre Huyghe was born in 1962 in Paris, France. He attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (1982-85). Employing folly, leisure, adventure, and celebration in creating art, Huyghe’s films, installations, and public events range from a small town parade to a puppet theater, from a model amusement park to an expedition to Antarctica…
Pierre Huyghe’s new film has been causing a stir in the French art scene, with fellow artists, fans, and even students on field trips descending into the pitch-black basement of Marian Goodman’s Marais space to experience “The Host and the Cloud.”
The Third Memory
Celebration Park features objects, texts, architectural features and films, all orchestrated within the exhibition space to create a landscape of discovery. Designed to stimulate ideas and freedom of thought, visitors experience a number of surprising apparitions, such as a set of gigantic doors which dance through the gallery. Huyghe references numerous different cultural forms in this exhibition including puppet shows, community celebrations and natural history films, in order to investigate the relationship between art and society…
One Million Kingdoms, 2001, is the most recent in a series of animated films in which a Japanese anime character, the brooding young girl AnnLee, is inserted into various dramas…


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