T+L Reports: Paris, Texas
"Pierre Huyghe: One Million + Kingdoms," at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth through August 29, brings together three of the French artist's key works in a mini-retrospective. In The Third Memory, footage from the film Dog Day Afternoon is screened alongside archival television coverage of the 1972 Brooklyn bank heist that inspired it, and Huyghe's own video of the real-life robber, 20 years later, as he re-enacts the crime. One Million Kingdoms features Annlee, a stock Japanese manga character. In the third, Huyghe's models of Parisian low-income housing float in an otherworldly landscape. Though the subjects are wide-ranging, the theme—the intersection of reality, fiction, and memory—remains the same.