Curator Talk: Linda Norden on Pierre Huyghe’s This is Not a Time for Dreaming (2004)

  • Pierre Huyghe, This is Not a Time for Dreaming, 2004. Live puppet play and super 16mm film, transferred to DigiBeta. 24 minutes, color, sound. Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris. Photo credit: Michael Vahrenwald


  1. Oct 26, 2023, 6 – 8 pm
Theater, Lower Level


Linda Norden, curator and writer and co-commissioner of Pierre Huyghe’s This is Not a Time for Dreaming (2004) will speak on Huyghe’s work.

This program takes place on the occasion of the Carpenter Center's 60th anniversary exhibition This Machine Creates Opacities: Robert Fulton, Renée Green, Pierre Huyghe, and Pope.L. 

The exhibition will be on view until 9:00pm this evening, as a part of ArtsThursdays. On the last Thursday of every month during the academic year, the Carpenter Center exhibitions are open late! ArtsThursdays is a university-wide initiative sponsored by Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA).

Linda Norden is a curator and writer. Norden curated contemporary art at Harvard University's Fogg Art Museum between 1998 and 2006; directed the City University of New York's Graduate Center Gallery (The James Gallery) from 2008–10; and served as Commissioner of the U.S. Pavilion for the 2005 Venice Biennale, where she organized Ed Ruscha's project, Course of Empire, with Whitney Museum curator and deputy director, Donna DeSalvo. Norden has written about many contemporary artists for Artforum and for various catalogs and publications. Most recently she wrote about the L.A. painter Laura Owens; Norwegian photographer Torbjorn Rodland; and New York City/L.A. artist Jordan Wolfson. She is currently organizing an exhibition titled Project in the Drain, based on the late "Marxist movie composer" Hanns Eisler's mid-20th century composition titled 14 Ways of Considering the Rain, with New York/Austrian artist Rainer Ganahl. Additionally, Norden is organizing a longer-term exhibition project on Sol Lewitt's collection and shifts in the conceptualization of his instruction-based art over the course of his years living part-time in Italy.