Pierre Huyghe

Van Abbemuseum

Pierre Huyghe conceived his exhibition “Interludes” as being similar to a shopping mall: a “scripted space” luring the consumer from one attraction to the next. But Huyghe sought to foster an inquisitive analytical attitude in the viewer, not consumerist behavior. To this end, the various links between his works were emphasized by their installation. The videos Blanche-Neige, Lucie (Snow White, Lucie), 1997, and Two Minutes Out of Time, 2000, for instance, were both projected alternately at two different places in the show. They were always both on; when the video portrait of the woman who is the voice of Disney’s Snow White in French was being shown in one room, the other hosted a computer animation of the manga character Ann Lee. Lucie Dolène tells how she regained the rights over her vocalization of Snow White; Huyghe and fellow artist Philippe Parreno have bought the character Ann

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