Paris

Paris

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Pierre Huyghe, Phillipe Parreno

Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris
11 avenue du Président Wilson
October 8–November 29, 1998

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster makes moody installations out of furniture, wall hangings, and lighting. Pierre Huyghe stages what he terms “givings” or “dedications”—something like the inverse of appropriation—by having nonprofessional actors reenact scenes from classic films like Rear Window. Philippe Parreno has a well-known German anchorwoman recite, in measured, airwave-friendly tones, a Maoist harangue. In this exhibition curated by Angéline Scherf and Laurence Bossé, three of the most talked-about young French artists today are presented in a survey of their individual projects—as well as in a set of works made collectively.