Philippe Parreno
Speaking to the Penguins, 2007

  • Infrared photography, mounted on aluminum
  • 133 x 200 cm
  • Acquired in 2011

Speaking to the Penguins, 2007, a colored infrared photograph shows Parreno delivering a two-hour lecture to a colony of Penguins on a beach in Patagonia. A beautiful surreal scenario, the photo at the same time evokes the idea that sometimes language can be devoid of meaning. Parreno often works within constructed realities, which he interprets as and transferres into dreamlike, virtual worlds, leading our experience beyond the boundaries of phantasmagorical and true life.

Philippe Parreno

* 1964 Oran, DZ
Lives and works in Paris, F

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