The Roof Garden Commission: Pierre Huyghe

Alteveer, Ian, Meredith Brown, and Sheena Wagstaff (2015)

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The Roof Garden Commission: Pierre Huyghe
May 12–November 1, 2015

Pierre Huyghe (born 1962, Paris) will install 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 will explore the transformation of cultural and biological systems through a dynamic gathering of components derived from the Museum's collection, architecture, and surroundings.