"Celebration Park" (2006)

"Celebration Park," 2006
Installation view: Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris/ARC. Photo by Florian Kleinefenn.
© Pierre Huyghe, courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris/New York.

"‘Celebration Park’ is a collection of exhibitions, a set of singular experiences. The format of exhibition is something to work on: it’s a form in itself. Usually an artist thinks of an exhibition as an end point, a resolution of something. He’s working in his studio, and there’s a process, and at the end of this process he’s showing his work in what we call an exhibition. I’m not interested in that. I’m interested that the exhibition is not the end of the process but a starting point to go somewhere else. In a certain way, that’s what this is all about. Like a world’s fair, it’s a presentation of some news, some novelty." - Pierre Huyghe ...

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"‘Celebration Park’ is a collection of exhibitions, a set of singular experiences. The format of exhibition is something to work on: it’s a form in itself. Usually an artist thinks of an exhibition as an end point, a resolution of something. He’s working in his studio, and there’s a process, and at the end of this process he’s showing his work in what we call an exhibition. I’m not interested in that. I’m interested that the exhibition is not the end of the process but a starting point to go somewhere else. In a certain way, that’s what this is all about. Like a world’s fair, it’s a presentation of some news, some novelty."

- Pierre Huyghe

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