Pierre Huyghe and Phillippe Parreno, The Ann Lee Project, 2002.


No Ghost, Just a Shell: The Ann Lee Project

Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva)
Rivington Place
January 1–January 1, 2001

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
151 Third Street
December 14, 2002–April 16, 2003

Kunsthalle Zurich
Limmatstrasse 270
July 17, 2013–October 27, 2002

Curated by Beatrix Ruf

Poor Ann Lee. Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno purchased the manga-in-waiting from a Japanese clearinghouse. Because she was so simply drawn, they got her on the cheap. That price was also a reflection of her place in the anime food chain: Ann was never meant to survive her adventures. Now she’s been condemned to a different fate. Once they got Ann home, her adoptive fathers invited friends Liam Gillick and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster over to have their way with her. Records of these play dates—paintings, neon works, even rugs—make up this show organized by Kunsthalle Zürich director Beatrix Ruf.