Chisenhale Gallery presents a new commission by French, New York-based artist, Camille Henrot and her first UK solo exhibition. This installation develops from Grosse Fatigue (2013) – Henrot’s film presented at the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013. Demonstrating the breadth of Henrot’s output, this exhibition comprises an architectural display system, found objects, drawing, bronze and ceramic sculpture, digital images and sound.
The Pale Fox articulates our desire to make sense of the world through the objects that surround us. Exploring varying scales and chronologies, from the history of the universe to the universe of the artist’s studio, the exhibition becomes a model for information storage and retrieval. Henrot relates the construction of knowledge to haptic and sensual experience, reflecting our common desire, evidenced in spheres from the artistic to the domestic, to create model worlds of fantasy and symbolism as a means of inhabiting reality.
Chisenhale is partnering with Tate Modern to host a screening of a selection of Henrot’s films including Grosse Fatigue on Friday 28 February 2014, followed by a discussion between the artist and Dan Fox, co-editor of Frieze magazine. Tickets are £5 (concessions available) and can be purchased directly from www.tate.org.uk.
All images Camille Henrot, The Pale Fox, 2014, installation view, Chisenhale Gallery. Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery in partnership with Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Bétonsalon – Centre for art and research, Paris and Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster. Courtesy kamel mennour, Paris and Johann König, Berlin. Photo: Andy Keate. © ADAGP