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Name Announcer

Name Announcer

2011

Pierre Huyghe

(French, b. 1962)

A person at the entrance of a space

Purchased with funds from an anonymous donor 2017.191

Edition: One of two editions. The other edition belongs to the MCA in Chicago.

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Name Announcer became the first work of performance art in the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection in 2017.

Description

On the threshold of an exhibition space, someone asks the name of the person who wants to enter and announces it to the space. The person’s presence is amplified, brought to the attention of the people who entered previously. This experience offers an alternative to the expected anonymity of public space.

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