Exhibitions/ The Roof Garden Commission: Pierre Huyghe

The Roof Garden Commission: Pierre Huyghe

At The Met Fifth Avenue
May 12–November 1, 2015
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

Exhibition Overview

This spring Pierre Huyghe (born 1962, Paris) has installed the third in a new series of site-specific commissions for the Museum's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Huyghe has spent the past twenty-five years experimenting across media to create ritualistic, engaging encounters with art. His practice extends beyond the use of traditional art forms like drawing and film to materials uncommon in a fine-arts context, including living animals, plants, and other natural elements. At the Met, his project explores the transformation of cultural and biological systems through a dynamic gathering of components derived from the Museum's collection, architecture, and surroundings.


Related Installation

Pierre Huyghe: Human Mask—on view from April 27 through August 9, 2015, in gallery 916—presents the New York premiere of Huyghe's new nineteen-minute video, Untitled (Human Mask), which portrays a mysterious creature's resilience in the aftermath of natural and man-made disaster.


Supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies

Additional support is provided by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky.

The catalogue is made possible by the Mary and Louis S. Myers Foundation Endowment Fund.

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