Hauser & Wirth has announced that the gallery now represents artist Camille Henrot, in collaboration with kamel mennour and König Galerie.
Henrot (born 1978, Paris, France) is recognized as one of the most influential voices in contemporary art. Over the past twenty years, she has developed a critically acclaimed practice, encompassing drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, and film, which is informed by a playful research process. Inspired by literature, second-hand marketplaces, poetry, cartoons, social media, self-help, and the banality of everyday life, Henrot’s work captures the complexity of living as both private individuals and global citizens in an increasingly connected and over-stimulated world.
Weaving personal stories as well as political issues into her work, the Henrot explores the ambivalence of interpersonal relations in the face of global issues. Her latest major body of work, System of Attachment, looks at our human developmental needs for attachment and separation and the origin of language. A recent exhibition ‘Mother Tongue’ pointed to the changeable, hopeful, rebellious, melancholic, or resigned position that we face amidst the overwhelming expectations of the present moment. Caught between rational systems and intuitive knowledge, Henrot’s works delve into our increasing disposition toward dependency – on technology, information, or belief systems – to unparalleled effects.
Marc Payot, President, Hauser & Wirth, commented, ‘We are honored and delighted to announce our representation of Camille Henrot, an artist whose work is uncanny, powerful, and often so beautiful in the way it reveals the complexity of our relationship with the systems of knowledge we human beings have created and now grapple with. Camille is a pioneer. She is fearless in her effort to get to the bottom of what makes us all tick in the 21st Century and in her ability to locate connections between technology and our deepest humanity, an imperative that places her alongside such greats as the late Nam June Paik, Pierre Huyghe, and Pipilotti Rist, all of whom have been part of our history at Hauser & Wirth. We look forward to exploring the world with her, and sharing Camille’s findings through her
wonderful art with ever-wider and more diverse audiences.’
photo: Maria Fonti