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CURRENT VIEWING: In. Border. Deep : Pierre Huyghe : Hauser & Wirth (London)

The ‘Human Mask’ film is inspired by a real situation in Japan, in which a monkey has been trained to work as a waitress.The ‘Human Mask’ film is inspired by a real situation in Japan, in which a monkey has been trained to work as a waitress.

A monkey masked as a Japanese child, lilies stolen from Monet’s garden and a stone sculpture that’s warm to the touch are but a few of the unexpected elements at Pierre Huyghe sensational new London show at Hauser & Wirth. Building on the garden he created in a huge park in Kassel at the last Documenta, with its live, wandering dogs and an entire manipulated ecosystem, Huyghe's current expansion of his oeuvre positions him as one of the current masters of cultural spectacle. Scale it seems is the new battleground for art stardom. Yes we said that dirty word. Press release post-jump.

LEGENDARY EXHIBITION: AS LONG AS IT LASTS: CURATED BY TOM ECCLES : MARION GOODMAN GALLERY: 2009

Exhibition View: As Long As It Lasts: Marion Goodman GalleryExhibition View: As Long As It Lasts: Marion Goodman Gallery

Orchestrating a medley of works from key contemporary visionaires such as Gerhard Richter, Pierre Huyghe, Lars Laumann, Artur Zmijewski, Lawrence Weiner , Johanna's Billing, Gabriel Orozco, Thomas Struth, Pawel Althamer,Guido Van der Werve, Olivier Babin, Maurizio Cattelan, William Kentridge and Tacita Dean "As Long As It Lasts" lingers as a seminal assemblage by the brilliant curator Tom Eccles. By juxtaposing this body of artists around a inherently spiritual theme the diverse nature of their aesthetic coalesced in a way that was a remarkable statement of visual grace .

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