Pierre Huyghe
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Pierre Huyghe (born 1962) is a French artist examining the structural properties of film and its problematic relationship to reality, and frequently mixes fact with fiction. His two-channel video “The Third Memory” (1999), takes a starting point from Sidney Lumet's 1975 film “Dog Day Afternoon”, to reconstruct the with the actual bank robber on which the main character is based on. Also in 1999, in collaboration with Philippe Parreno, Hughye purchased the rights to a manga figure named 'Annlee', then invite other artists including Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Rirkrit Tiravanija to produce animated videos using the manga character. After several exhibitions, Huyghe proceeded to ‘kill’ the Annlee, to simultaneously ensure her freedom in death.

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