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Warm spots in Pierre Huyghe's often chilly Conceptualism at LACMA
Warm spots in Pierre Huyghe's often chilly Conceptualism at LACMA

The traveling 20-year retrospective of French Conceptual artist Pierre Huyghe turns the Los Angeles County Museum of Art into a mammoth vivarium — a carefully orchestrated, walk-in terrarium-cum-aquarium. The exhibition creates a self-contained ecosystem of plants, sculptures, video projections and installation works, plus a variety of animals. Those living creatures include bees, tiny invertebrates, a dog, crabs and other spiny sea creatures, puppets, a masked monkey and, yes, even museum visitors themselves. Nature and culture, art and science promiscuously intermingle. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: LACMA review: In the Dec. 9 Calendar section, a review of the Pierre Huyghe...

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