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U.Va. Art Museum Features Work By Video Installation Artist Pierre Huyghe In Conjunction With 2003 Virginia Film Festival

September 29, 2003 --

WHAT: Pierre Huyghe: “Third Memory”
Video installation

WHEN: Oct. 21 – Nov. 30

WHERE: University of Virginia Art Museum

In 2002, French artist Pierre Huyghe received the Hugo Boss Prize, a biennial international award administered by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. In announcing the honor, Guggenheim director Thomas Krens said, “In Huyghe’s remarkable work, which involves film, photography, video, sound, computer animation, sculpture, design and architecture, Huyghe examines the narrative structures of popular culture, investigating the relationships between fiction and reality and memory and history.”

The University of Virginia Art Museum presents Huyghe’s three-part installation “Third Memory,” 1999, which takes as its point of departure a 1972 bank robbery committed by John Woytowicz in Brooklyn; three years later the crime became the subject of Sidney Lumet’s film “Dog Day Afternoon,” starring Al Pacino. Huyghe tracked down Woytowicz and asked him to retell the story. Using a two-channel video projection, a television interview, and posters, Huyghe builds from a “first memory” of the original crime to a “second memory” with the film’s recreation of that crime, to arrive at a “third memory,” a rich blurring of the documented and the imagined.

“Third Memory” is presented courtesy of the Marian Goodman Gallery, which represents the artist. The exhibition, which is made possible with Arts$ and the Arts Enhancement Fund, is co-sponsored by the Virginia Film Festival and serves as a focal point of its 2003 theme “$.”

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Limited parking is available behind the museum.

For details about the exhibit and information about the museum, call (434) 924-3592 or visit the Web site http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum/.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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