Espoo Museum of Modern Art

Pierre Huyghe, Abyssal Plain, 2015. Photo: Zak Kelley, courtesy of the artist / Hauser & Wirth, London © Pierre Huyghe
Pierre Huyghe, Abyssal Plain, 2015. Photo: Zak Kelley, courtesy of the artist / Hauser & Wirth, London © Pierre Huyghe

07.06.2023 - 25.02.2024

Pierre Huyghe: Abyssal Plain COMING IN 2023

Pierre Huyghe’s work to be accessioned to the Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection is an aquarium called Abyssal Plain. He will conceive a wider exhibition at EMMA. The work manifests itself in inventing conditions for diverse entities to coexist, without hierarchical distinction and without defining a specific outcome. The exhibition to be curated will spill outside the walls of the museum, interacting with the surrounding forest grounds.

Pierre Huyghe’s (b. 1962) exhibitions are entities. Huyghe challenges conventional forms of artistic expression by combining a variety of media with a wide range of intelligent life forms, biological, technological and tangible inert matter that learn, modify and evolve. For Pierre Huyghe the exhibition ritual is not an asymmetrical experience but an encounter with a sentient milieu, that perceives, generates new possibilities of co-dependence between events or elements that unfold.

Curators: Arja Miller (EMMA) and Simon Friese (Creator Projects/Denmark)

  • 07.06.2023 - 25.02.2024
  • 2nd floor
  • 12€ / Adults

    0€ / Under 18s and over 70s

InCollection-series

InCollection is a series of annual commissions and exhibitions produced jointly by Saastamoinen Foundation and EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art.

Through InCollection, Saastamoinen Foundation develops its permanent collection by commissioning an artwork from a visionary artist. The artist creates the work site-specifically for the museum’s architecture and its surroundings.

A curated exhibition will be organized in conjunction with the commission to shed further light on the artist’s current practice.

Read more about InCollection: 

www.incollection.fi

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