Earlier this month, the New Museum welcomed artist Camille Henrot in an exhibition that marks the first comprehensive survey of her work in the United States. Originally from France, Henrot now lives and works in New York, where she creates art by combining anthropological research with cultural cues taken from our current digital age. Her work is unique to her personal aesthetic, and has been met with much acclaim while being exhibited in institutions such as the Institute of Contemporary Art in London and the Centre Pompidou.
Explains the New Museum, “In her work, Henrot analyzes systems of visual information and typologies of objects from a wide array of historical moments. She has produced a number of visual essays in which she follows intuitive research pursuits across disciplines and finds a variety of aesthetic and morphological links between disparate systems of knowledge.”
Entitled “Camille Henrot: The Restless Earth,” the exhibition features a selection of the artist’s recent and past videos, works on paper, and a new installation called “Is it possible to be a revolutionary and like flowers?” In the latter, Henrot “translates books from her library into ikebana arrangements, connecting the languages of literature, anthropology, and philosophy with the equally complex language of flowers,” explains the New Museum.
Curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Gary Carrion-Murayari, “Camille Henrot: The Restless Earth” is one of the New Museum’s most entrancing multi-media displays this season, a true visual treat.
Camille Henrot: The Restless Earth
May 7 – June 29, 2014
Second Floor, New Museum