Pierre Huyghe. Liminal
PIERRE HUYGHE. LIMINAL
From 17 March 2024 to 24 November 2024
At Punta della Dogana
Curated by Anne Stenne
Liminal, an exhibition created by Pierre Huyghe in close collaboration with curator Anne Stenne, presents major new creations alongside works from the last ten years, particularly from the Pinault Collection.
Pierre Huyghe has always questioned the relation between the human and the non-human, and conceives his works as speculative fictions from which emerge other modalities of world. Fictions, to him, are “vehicles for accessing the possible or the impossible—what could be or could not be.”
Pierre Huyghe transforms Punta della Dogana into a dynamic, sensitive milieu perpetually evolving. The exhibition is a transitory state inhabited by human and non-human creatures and becomes the site of formation of subjectivities that are constantly learning, changing, and hybridizing. Their memories are expanding with information captured from events, both perceptible and imperceptible, that permeate the exhibition.
For Pierre Huyghe, the exhibition is an unpredictable ritual, where new possibilities are generated and coexist, without hierarchy or determinism. With Liminal, he calls our perception of reality into question, as if we were becoming strangers to ourselves, from a perspective other than human—inhuman.
The exhibition has been produced in partnership with the Leeum Museum in Seoul, which will present it in February 2025.
Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana are temporarily closed. Opening of the next exhibitions on Sunday 17 March 2024.
Admission ticket to visit the exhibition at Palazzo Grassi:
Full price: €18
Reduced price: €15
20-26 year-olds ticket: 7€
Free admission for Members Pinault Collection and visitors under 20.
Free admission for residents and students in Venice: on Wednesday, on the first and last day of the exhibition.