With a diverse creative practice combining film, drawing and sculpture, and taking inspiration from subjects as varied as literature, mythology, cinema, anthropology, evolutionary biology, religion and the banality of everyday life, Camille Henrot acutely reconsiders the status and meaning of typologies of objects and established systems of knowledge.
This volume – edited by Dr Simon Maidment, and the first major monograph on Henrot – is heavily illustrated with key works by the artist from the beginning of her career up to 2020, including a group of new works on paper, and imagery from the immersive work The Pale Fox, 2014, and the widely exhibited Grosse Fatigue, 2013. The more than 200 images featured in this volume, designed by James Langdon, illuminate the enormous diversity and potency of Henrot’s oeuvre.
The images are accompanied by extensive new scholarship on the artist by a range of voices with texts by Maidment, Dan Fox, Dr Shanay Jhaveri, Clara Meister, Jane Devery and Pip Wallis.
In its complexity and revelatory qualities, the work of Camille Henrot encourages us to reflect on existence, in all its shades.
Publishers: National Gallery of Victoria & Hatje Cantz
275mm x 225mm, portrait, 336 pages, linen hardback
RRP: 79.95 AUD
Published: July 2021