Dazaifu Tenmangu Art Program vol.10 Pierre Huyghe “EXOMIND”
As a memorable tenth exhibition of Dazaifu Tenmangu Art Program, which started in 2006, French artist Pierre Huyghe (born in 1962) created an entirely new garden ‘EXOMIND’ in a site of the shrine in November 2017.
Walking inside the precincts, the “garden of the shrine”, and looking through plans of the precincts and other materials exhibited in the shrine museum, Huyghe imagined how the garden had changed over a thousand years. This was the conception of this work, which reflects his insights into the relationships between nature and man-made, a subject which he had previously explored in his project “Untilled” in dOCUMENTA (13) (2012).
This ‘garden’ by Huyghe is planned be open on the first Sunday and the first Wednesday of every month between March and October. However, due to the nature of the work, we might well close the garden for weather condition such as rain, typhoon, etc. We strongly suggest you to check this website, our twitter @keidaiart or our Facebook page “Pierre Huyghe ‘Exomind’” for updates on its opening. You can also email Dazaifu Tenmangu before you plan your visit.
Presented by Dazaifu Tenmangu
Supported by Institut français du Japon- Kyushu
Cooperated by TARO NASU
Born in 1962 in Paris, Huyghe now lives and works in New York.
Huyghe works in a variety of media from photographs, films, installations to performances.
Huyghe has received a number of awards such as the Special Award from the Jury of the Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy) in 2001, as well as the Hugo Boss Prize at the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum (New York, USA) in 2002. He has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including the Skulptur Projekte (Munster, Germany) in 2017, the Gwangju Biennnale (Gwangju, Korea) in 2014, the 13th Documenta (Kassel, Germany) in 2012. Huyghe also took part in the l st Yokohama Triennale (Yokohama, Japan) in 2002.
Huyghe's solo shows have been held in various authoritative museums; A major retrospective touring show "Pierre Huyghe" opened in 2013 first at the Pompidou Centre (Paris, France) followed by the Museum Ludwig (Cologne, Germany), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, USA), and "The Roof Garden Commission" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA) in 2015.
He was assigned the artistic director of the Okayama Art Summit 2019
(Okayama, Japan) .
He is one of the most influential artists currently working in the art world today and as such attracts a great deal of attention.