Parallel Presents – The Art of Pierre Huyghe. Amelia Barikin. The MIT Press

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Parallel Presents – The Art of Pierre Huyghe. Amelia Barikin

Over the past two decades, French artist Pierre Huyghe has produced an extraordinary body of work in constant dialogue with temporality. Investigating the possibility of a hypothetical mode of timekeeping–“parallel presents”– Huyghe has researched the architecture of the incomplete, directed a puppet opera, founded a temporary school, established a pirate television station, staged celebrations, scripted scenarios, and journeyed to Antarctica in search of a mythological penguin. In this first book-length art historical examination of Huyghe and his work, Amelia Barikin traces the artist’s continual negotiation with the time codes of contemporary society. Offering detailed analyses of Huyghe’s works and drawing on extensive interviews with Huyghe and his associates, Barikin finds in Huyghe’s projects an alternate way of thinking about history–a “topological historicity” that deprograms (or reprograms) temporal formats.

Language: English
Pages: 280
D 35€
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