17.03.24 — 24.11.24
Punta della Dogana

Pierre Huyghe. Liminal

Uumwelt, Pierre Huyghe
Close UUmwelt, 2018 © Pierre Huyghe - Kamitani Lab / Kyoto University and ATR. Courtesy the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery, Esther Schipper, Hauser & Wirth, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Taro Nasu


From 17 March 2024 to 24 November 2024
At Punta della Dogana 
Curated by Anne Stenne

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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 since long 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 invites us to follow other realities, to become strangers to ourselves, from a perspective other than human—inhuman.

This exhibition is supported by Bottega Veneta. Outfits for the work Idiom are designed by Bottega Veneta Creative Director, Matthieu Blazy, in collaboration with the artist.

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 open every day, except on Tuesday, from 10 am to 7 pm. Last entry at 6.15 pm.

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