The Met's Roof Garden Commission: Pierre Huyghe

The Met's Roof Garden Commission by Pierre Huyghe

May 12 - November 1 '15

Pierre Huyghe was commissioned for the third in a new series of site-specific commissions for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. The Roof Garden Commission: Pierre Huyghe will be on view from May 12 through November 1, 2015 (weather permitting).

Huyghe has spent the past 25 years working across media to create ritualistic situations and immersive encounters. At the Met, his project explores the transformation of cultural and natural resources through an evolving process and a complex network of elements taken from the surrounding environment.

Huyghe has created an evolving organism continuously generating itself, a dynamic mesh of interconnected parts, objects and living entities, that emerge, transmute or disappear, perpetually in a transitional state, changing at their own rhythms and intensities It is a process spread all over the roof, from the behavior of living fossils hosted in a pulsating glass tank to a leak that crosses thresholds–all unfolding in an uncertain navigation that travels through different states of matter and life.

Inside the Museum, Pierre Huyghe Human Mask presents the New York premiere of Huyghe's new 19-minute film, Untitled (Human Mask), which portrays a creature's resilience in the aftermath of natural and man-made disaster. It is on view through August 9, 2015 in the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing, The Gioconda and Joseph King Gallery, south mezzanine, Gallery 916.



An essential companion to 2015's must-see Roof Garden installation.








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