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H {n)y p n(y} osis / Hypothesis
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Philippe Parreno H {n)y p n(y} osis / Hypothesis
Edited by Andrea Lissoni.
Texts by Cyril Béghin, Molly Nesbit, Brian O'Doherty, Adam Thirlwell, interviews with Philippe Parreno by Andrea Lissoni and Hans Ulrich Obrist.
published in July 2017
English edition
17 x 24 cm (hardcover)
364 pages (color & b/w ill.)
€50.00
ISBN: 978-88-6749-225-1
EAN: 9788867492251
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Produced in conjunction with two exhibitions, this monograph offers a rich critical overview of Parreno's work, with essays by Cyril Béghin, Molly Nesbit, Brian O'Doherty and Adam Thirlwell, and two interviews with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Andrea Lissoni. An invaluable research tool for studying one of the most influential and charismatic figures on the contemporary art scene.
“The exhibition is conceived as a scripted space, like an automaton, producing different temporalities, a rhythm, an itinerary, and a duration. The visitor is guided through the spaces by the appearance and orchestration of sounds and images... a mental choreography.” – Philippe Parreno

Philippe Parreno is interested more in the dynamics of how a work of art is shown to the public than in its actual production, and in his films, installations, performances and texts, he subverts the codes normally applied to exhibition spaces. He places the construction of the exhibition at the heart of his process, approaching it through different formats and redefining the exhibition experience as a coherent object rather than as a collection of individual works.
Produced in conjunction with the “H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS” exhibition—curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Alex Poots, with consulting curator Tom Eccles, in the spaces of the Park Avenue Armory in New York—and with “Hypothesis”—curated by Andrea Lissoni at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan—this monograph offers a rich critical overview of his work, with essays by Cyril Béghin, Molly Nesbit, Brian O'Doherty and Adam Thirlwell, and two interviews with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Andrea Lissoni. It is thus an invaluable research tool for studying one of the most influential and charismatic figures on the contemporary art scene.
Published following the exhibitions “H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS”, Park Avenue Armory, New York, from June 11 to August 2, 2015, and “Hypothesis,” Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, from October 22, 2015, to February 14, 2016.
Philippe Parreno, French artist, was born in 1964 in Oran (Algeria).