New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Roof Garden Commission - Pierre Huyghe - Rite Passage. The Pierre Huyghe’s site-specific installation, Rite Passage, until November 1, on The Metropolitan Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden looks more like a building site, and it’s the breathtaking New York Skyline that first grabs your attention. It is only after a few “tourist” photos that you begin to wonder, what is on show, because the huge unimposing tank is surrounded by people and the pavement, which is part of the installation, is intentionally in disarray.
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Roof Garden Commission - Pierre Huyghe - Rite Passage. Huyghe has spent the past twenty-five years experimenting across media to create ritualistic, engaging encounters with art. His practice extends beyond the use of traditional art forms like drawing and film to materials uncommon in a fine-arts context, including living animals, plants, and other natural elements. At the MET, his project explores the transformation of cultural and biological systems through a dynamic gathering of components derived from the Museum's collection, architecture, and surroundings.
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