“The Art Event of the Summer”Time Out New York, Critic’s Pick

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“A thrilling exhibition that shimmers between genres, from sci-fi to fantasy, children’s adventure to horror. H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS is near perfect.” — ArtInfo

In the past two decades, Philippe Parreno has almost single-handedly reshaped the very notion of what it means to experience art by turning the dynamics of a show into an evolving, situational process, exploring its possibilities as a singular, coherent object rather than as a collection of individual works.

In his largest installation in the U.S. to date, Parreno continues his interrogations into the radical redefinition of the exhibition ritual at the Armory, in one of the few spaces in the world in which such an epic experience could occur. Within the monumental interior of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall, he will construct a scripted space where a series of events fold and unfold onto the space itself, creating an architecture of attention on a scale of operatic proportions. This dramatic composition fuses the spectral presence of sound—both recorded and performed live by Mikhail Rudy— with film, light, collaborations, apparitions, and memory to guide and manipulate the viewer’s experience and perception. This sensory journey through both remastered existing works and new projects reveals strata that while present, were previously invisible, and metamorphoses the building into a quasi-living, perpetually evolving organism.

Join us on Friday evenings at 6:00pm, when the installation will be open until 10:00pm, for libations at a special bar in one of our historic period rooms.

Piano performances take place Tuesday–Thursday: 1:00–4:00pm; Fridays: 6:00–9:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 2:00–5:00pm.

Join us for discussions with the artists to learn more about the inspiration and process behind
H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS. Learn more

These 15-20 minute talks provide background information on Philippe Parreno, his work, and additional information about H {N)Y P N(Y} OSIS. They will be followed by an open Q&A, Saturdays at 3:00pm in Company Room E, Free with admission, no reservation required. Learn more

In Philippe Parreno’s H{N)Y P N(Y}OSIS, Art Is the Big Idea - The New York Times

Commissioned by Park Avenue Armory

Co-curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Alex Poots, with consulting curator Tom Eccles.

Image: M/M Paris

This installation is supported by the LUMA Foundation, with additional support from Ken Kuchin and Tyler Morgan and from the Grand Marnier Foundation.

This installation is also supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.




June 11–August 2, 2015

Tuesday–Thursday: 12:00pm–8:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday–Sunday: 11:00am–7:00pm

Wade Thompson Drill Hall
Tickets: $15
Free for Armory members

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