Venice - Official Collateral Event

Pierre Huyghe

Espace Louis Vuitton Venice

10 May 201726 Nov 2017

Espace Louis Vuitton Venice presents a solo exhibition featuring the work by the artist Pierre Huyghe: an official Collateral Event of the 57th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia. The show revolves around the movie “A Journey that wasn’t” (2005), born by a research undertaken by the Huyghe in collaboration with artists and scientists in the Antarctic: on board of the ancient sailing ship “Tara”, belonging to the explorer Jean-Louis Etienne, the group took a journey searching for a new island, born by the thawing, where an albino penguin should live.
The project is composed by two parts: the expedition itself and the translation in sound of the island’s topography, generating a arrangement performed by the symphony orchestra on the ice rink of Central Park in New York. In this way, the viewer is projected in two opposite universes: the wild and pure nature, and a urbanized and spectacularized society.

  • Pierre Huyghe, A Journey, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Espace Louis Vuitton Venice. Pierre Huyghe, A Journey, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Espace Louis Vuitton Venice.

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Destination: Venice
Where: Espace Louis Vuitton Venice
Type: Press Preview
Admission: By Invitation Only

Press preview

Destination: Venice
Where: Espace Louis Vuitton Venice
Type: Opening
Admission: By Invitation Only

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OPENING:
mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm; sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm

ADMISSION:
Free

ESTABLISHED:
2013

SPACE:
100 m2

T: +39 041 522 4500 W: Louis Vuitton Espace Culturel
ADDRESS:
Calle del Ridotto 1353 Venice, 30124 Italy