For the exhibition, Huyghe has created a new installation that places one of his films in the context of Icelandic art from the museum’s 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.
Pierre Huyghe: This is not a time for dreaming
Photo courtesy of Reykjavik Art Museum
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 Wasn’t’ (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 world’s 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.
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