March 11, 2007 - Reykjavík Art Museum - Pierre Huyghe: SHOW AS EXHIBITION
March 11, 2007

Pierre Huyghe: SHOW AS EXHIBITION

Pierre Huyghe, This is not a Time for Dreaming (film), 2003.

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Pierre Huyghes solo exhibition at the Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland.
23 February-29 April

The internationally renowned artist Pierre Huyghe opened a solo exhibition at Reykjavik Art Museums downtown location, Hafnarhus, on February 23rd. The exhibition, which is organized in connection with the French cultural festival in Reykjavik, Pourquoi Pas?, will be on display until April 29th, 2007.

For the exhibition, Huyghe has created a new installation that places one of his films in the context of Icelandic art from the museums collection. Portraits and landscape paintings from different periods are brought to life through a time-activated lighting program designed by Huyghe. As the title of the exhibition –suggests, the connotations of a live music performance or theater production are invited, but the subtle changes of the colors and movement of the light, carefully choreographed by the artist, bring new and complex dimension to the show and turn it into an art exhibition.

Three films by Huyghe are exhibited at the museum, each in a specially designed environment that captures the atmosphere of the films. The films are This is not a Time for Dreaming (2004), A Journey That Wasnt (2006), and Streamside Day Follies (2003).

Huyghe was born in Paris in 1962 and still lives and works there. He has gained international recognition for his installations and exhibitions in many of the worlds leading museums, including the Tate Modern in London (2006), the Moderna Museet in Stockholm (2005), and the Guggenheim and The Dia Center for the Arts in New York (2003). He represented France at the Venice Biennale in 2001.

For further information please contact:
Soffía Karlsdóttir
PR and Communications Manager of Reykjavík Art Museum
soffia.karlsdottir@reykjavik.is
tel. 00 354 590 1200 fax 00 354 590 1201

www.artmuseum.is

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