Pierre Huyghe's - The Third Memory (2000)
Drinks at 6pm, event at 7pm
A quarter century after Wojtowicz’s Brooklyn heist, Pierre Huyghe‘s two-channel video installation, The Third Memory (2000), allows the charismatic mastermind to give his version of that fateful day in a reconstructed set of the bank. Consumed by spectacle during the robbery and its subsequent appropriation by Hollywood Studios, Wojtowicz reclaims his story, revealing the inextricable merging of fact and fiction, distortions of memory and representation, and the mediating power of popular culture. Following the presentation of the artwork, art historian Julian Myers-Szupinska will unravel some of the knots of Huyghe’s metacinematic artwork.
The Third Memory is a co-production: Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee National d’art Moderne, Service Nouveaux Media/ The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago. With the participation of: the Marian Goodman Gallery/ Myriam and Jacques Salomon/ Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains. Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York