Pierre Huyghe: Timekeeper · Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Metropolitan Art Museum of New York, in collaboration with the Roof Garden Commission Gallery, is presenting from May 12 past to November 1st 2015, the artwork of the awarded French artist Pierre Huyghe. Huyghe (Paris 1962) is characterized by experimenting with diverse materials and expressive mediums in each of his creations. Therein, his personal interest for social rituals, biological changes and transformations, the poetry of time and metaphorical renovation is manifested. In a few words, the central point to his work is revealing life itself. Immerse in his discourse, a glimpse of an archeology of knowledge may be caught that refers to different problems involving the individual and that unravels the existing codes within daily verbal and non-verbal practices, where all the elements are linked amongst themselves while acquiring material relevance. In this sense, his work transforms into a laboratory, a means for repeated readings and self regeneration. An example of the aforementioned is the work Timekeeper (2002) which reveals the permanence of time in matter, a stratigraphy which indicates the dialogue between the ephemeral and substantial within an interstice of time and space defined through the plastic medium.