Born 1964 in Algeria, Philippe Parreno is a hugely influential artist and part of a group of European artists that includes Pierre Huyghe. Critically acclaimed, Parreno rose to prominence in the 1990s. The French avant-garde artist and filmmaker is perhaps most widely known for a feature film documentary about a French football player–Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait.
Philippe Parreno’s practice focuses on exhibitions as a medium,… Read more
About the artwork
In 2007 Philippe Parreno, one of the most unpredictable artists of the last two decades, did a two-hour reading for a colony of penguins on a beach in Patagonia. His photographic triptych of this scenario captures surreal interactions between man and nature and proves that often communication can transcend language.