New York

Philippe Parreno, Crowd (work in progress), 2015, 65 mm, color, sound.

New York

Philippe Parreno

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
June 11–August 2, 2015

Curated by Alex Poots and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Philippe Parreno will bring the Park Avenue Armory back to life as a hydra-headed Gesamtkunstwerk gamelan. It will rise like the summer wind and swell with dream and dance, impulse and pulse. Parreno, the keeper of the beats, will be on hand to play his meta-instrument forward. No loops. Some films will be set in motion—they include Marilyn (2012), Invisibleboy (2010), Anywhere Out of the World (2000), and a new work made in New York. Twenty-five movie marquees will blink back in the darkness. Tino Sehgal’s reanimation Ann Lee, 2011, will walk up and ask existential questions to anyone who will listen. The pianist Mikhail Rudy will perform live. The work of art becomes crowded and crowdsourced, strangely lucid and free. Each day will unfold differently. No one has ever seen anything like it.