Medium: Lithograph and digitally printed collaged elements on Somerset Satin White 300gsm
Dimensions: 54.6 x 42cm
Edition of 45 + 5 APs, signed and numbered
Standard price: £625 (unframed)
Chisenhale Friends’ price: £562.5 (unframed)*
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Chisenhale Gallery presents a limited edition artwork by Camille Henrot, the sixth in our annual series of ‘Archive Editions’.
The ‘Archive Editions’ series celebrates artists who have participated in Chisenhale Gallery’s historic 33-year programme. Archive Editions are specially produced limited edition artworks generously donated by the artists.
All proceeds contribute to Chisenhale Gallery’s future artistic programme. In 2011, Wolfgang Tillmans produced the inaugural Archive Edition, followed by Rachel Whiteread, Hilary Lloyd, Mark Leckey and Jordan Wolfson. Camille Henrot’s new work, Untitled (2016), commemorates her 2014 Chisenhale Gallery commission and first solo exhibition in the UK, The Pale Fox.
For Henrot, the construction of knowledge is as much a haptic and sensual experience as it is a cerebral one – we make sense of the world through interacting with the objects that surround us. Indicating the breadth of her practice, The Pale Fox comprised an architectural display system, found objects, drawing, bronze and ceramic sculpture and digital images. Together, these items represented multiple chronologies and scales, from the history of the universe to the universe of the artist’s studio, creating an environment that was at once chaotic and meditative, defined by order and disorder. The Pale Fox remains one of Henrot’s most critically acclaimed exhibitions to date.
Henrot’s new ‘Archive Edition’ for Chisenhale Gallery builds on her interest in disordered states, examining the cyclical relationship of construction, destruction and reconstruction. Untitled forms part of a series of works that Henrot made using water damaged paper stock affected by floods that hit her New York studio in 2014. The work documents Henrot’s attempts to counteract the flood damage with the use of ink and elements rendered through Photoshop effects, creating a layered and disconnected landscape of images. Untitled juxtaposes lithography and digital printing processes in an attempt to restore and reconstruct. Through this act of rehabilitation, she questions her lack of faith in technology’s remedial power. For Henrot, the utopian ideal of modern technology stands in contrast to its curative potential, especially when tasked with counterbalancing humanity’s environmental impact.
Camille Henrot was born in 1978. Henrot’s exhibitions history includes solo exhibitions at many international galleries and museums including: the MCA – Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Fondazione Memmo, Rome; New Museum, New York; Schinkel Pavilion, Berlin; New Orleans Museum of Art; and Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris. Following its presentation at Chisenhale Gallery, The Pale Fox toured to the exhibition’s partner institutions: Kunsthal Charlottenburg, Copenhagen; Bétonsalon, Paris; and the Westfällischer Kunstverein, Munster. Henrot has also contributed to numerous group shows including those at MoMA, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona and SculptureCenter, New York; as well as Berlin Biennial and Sydney Biennial (both 2016), Lyon Biennial (2015) and 55th Venice Biennale (2013). She is the recipient of the Edvard Munch Art Award (2015), the Nam June Paik Award (2014) and the Silver Lion (2013). In 2017, Henrot will have a solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien and a ‘carte blanche’ presentation at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris opening in October.
Henrot lives and works in New York. She is represented by galerie kamel mennor, Paris; Metro Pictures, New York; and Johann König, Berlin.