Highlights from dOCUMENTA(13). Pierre Huyghe

dOCUMENTA(13)

Pierre Huyghe has been one of my favourite artists since working on ‘Celebration Park’ at Tate Modern in 2004ish. I love the interaction that one has with the work and the subtle and clever sense of play within the work. In Untitled, 2011-2012 we are presented with a space in which we interact with various elements. I love the ‘constituent parts’ listed on the explanatory text outside the work, “Alive entities and inanimate things, made and not made”. The play within the notion of viewer participation, and indeed an acceptance of physical unintended chance elements in the display is a really elegant metaphor for the inherent impossibility of dictating meaning within a piece of art work. I love the space that it was installed in, and that there was a real element of working out what was art and what were viewers (though in the end we are sucked into the fiction that is here created)
Here are some notes that I made at the time.

 

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