Pierre Huyghe (b. 1926, Paris) became active in cultural circles close to the anarchic and punk movements before developing an interest in art. After attending courses at the École supérieure des arts graphiques in Paris, he received a diploma from the École supérieure des arts décoratifs in Paris in 1984, where he subsequently developed his artistic practice. Huyghe’s art often blurs the lines between reality and fiction, using different languages and media such as photography, moving images, sculpture, and drawing. His work has been exhibited in important international museums, such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, Castello di Rivoli in Turin, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and the Tate Modern in London. In 2001 he was awarded the jury’s special prize at the Venice Biennale, where he represented France.
The exhibition at Punta della Dogana, the artist’s largest to date, completely transforms the museum’s spaces, which are now populated by a variety of inhuman, human, and nonhuman entities and affected by natural and artificial phenomena. The exhibition aims to demonstrate how very different entities can coexist, influence each other, or hybridize.
- Members only.
- Places limited.
- Donation of 35€, 20€ for Young Pass and Young Pass + friend members. Admission to Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana included.
- The tour is in Italian.
Booking available from March 25