No Ghost Just A Shell

December 14, 2002–March 23, 2003

No Ghost Just a Shell was initiated when French artists and frequent collaborators Pierre Huyghe and Phillippe Parreno paid a visit to an agency that produces and sells animated stock characters. Anyone, from animators to advertisers, can go to these agencies and, in essence, buy an actor. The artists bought a Japanese manga character by the name of Annlee. Huyghe and Parreno used the original computer file as a starting point for an extended exhibition process in which several artists have been asked to appropriate the character and make a short digital animation that brings Annlee to life. For the presentation at SFMOMA, the artists will bring together a number of artworks in several media that center on Annlee

This exhibition was generously supported by Etant donnés: The French American Fund for Contemporary Art and Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, with support from the James Family Foundation. Hotel Sponsor: The Argent Hotel
Media partner: The San Francisco Bay Guardian

Philippe Parreno, Anywhere out of the World, 2000; courtesy Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York; Schipper & Krome, Berlin; Galerie Air de Paris, Paris