Curated by Anne Dressen, The Musée d’Art moderne presents an installation by Ed Atkins, which will be part of the museum’s permanent collections.
“Happy Birthday!!!” is a computer-generated animation in black and white. More disturbing than its title suggests, it accords a central role to death. One also detects furtive allusions to Bruce Nauman’s “Self-Portrait as a Fountain” (1996), “Alice in Wonderland” and a drawing by writer Pierre Klossowski for his book “L’Adolescent immortel” (1994).