Artist Pierre Huyghe unveils first UK exhibition

5th July 2006, Comments 0 comments

LONDON, July 4, 2006 (AFP) - Pierre Huyghe, one of the best known contemporary French artists in the world, will hold his first solo exhibition at the prestigious Tate Modern in London from Wednesday.

LONDON, July 4, 2006 (AFP) - Pierre Huyghe, one of the best known contemporary French artists in the world, will hold his first solo exhibition at the prestigious Tate Modern in London from Wednesday.

The display, called "Celebration Park," will run until September 17 as part of a London-wide celebration of French art entitled "Paris Is calling."

A gigantic set of sliding doors great visitors who arrive at the main exhibition room where Huyghe has created a tour of discovery through his artwork, which also features films, posters and sculptures.

The most impressive piece is a short film entitled ‘A Journey That Wasn't,’ which will be shown for the first time in London.

It was partly shot in Antarctica, where the 44-year-old artist searched for a mythical white creature, and partly shot in New York's Central Park.

A graduate of the Arts Deco school in Paris, Huyghe has mainly exhibited in France and the United States over the past 10 years.

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