The sole monograph available on Pierre Huyghe, the most internationally known French artist. This work, based on his project for the French Pavillon at the Venice Biennial 2001, gives not only a clear commentary by the artist on the content of his works, but also a much wider view by two artists chosen by Pierre Huyghe : Joe Scanlan and David Robbins.
The photographs, videos and installations
produced by Pierre Huyghe (born 1962 in Paris, where he lives and works) question the
conditions of representing reality and the
shifts of meaning they give rise to. By using
the aesthetics of an underrated daily round,
the artists suggests the limits of our knowledge,
based restrictively on the interpretation
of the world. Situated somewhere between
reality and make-believe, and steeped in the
cinematographic world (repeats, remakes,
and so on), his videos lead the viewer to question
his own vision of the things surrounding
him, and his relation to collective memory.