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'Camille Henrot: Is Today Tomorrow'

This Berlin-based artist's playful and interactive exhibition dives into life's big queries with room-sized installations and telephones sculptures that ask questions.
By Libby Curran
November 08, 2021
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By Libby Curran
November 08, 2021
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You might not ever learn all the secrets of the universe, but you sure will be inspired to try when Berlin-based contemporary artist Camille Henrot hits NGV International with her latest showcase of compelling works.

Running from June 25–January 30, the free exhibition Camille Henrot: Is Today Tomorrow embraces the artist's signature playful approach to asking and answering life's big questions, centred on the idea of what it means to be a private individual and a global subject, simultaneously.

Among the featured works, you'll find Henrot's large-scale installation The Pale Fox 2014 — an accompaniment to the artist's 2013 short film Grosse Fatigue, which won the Silver Lion at the 55th Venice Biennale. The room-sized work features a sprawling collection of over 500 artefacts, including photos, books, Henrot's own art projects, and bits and pieces from Ebay, as a reflection on how we use objects to help make sense of the world.

Elsewhere, an interactive collection of telephone sculptures will have you answering quirky questions — be prepared for probing questions about your sex life — from an unknown caller. And you'll also discover a newer series of works on paper that have never been exhibited before.

Camille Henrot, The Pale Fox (2014). Collection of the artist, New York. Copyright Camille Henrot. Courtesy of the artist and kamel mennour, Paris/London; König Galerie, Berlin; Metro Pictures, New York. Photo by Andy Keate

Image one: Camille Henrot, Bad Dad & Beyond from the Interphone series (2015). Copyright Camille Henrot. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York. Image two: Camille Henrot, The Pale Fox (2014). Collection of the artist, New York. Copyright Camille Henrot. Courtesy of the artist and kamel mennour, Paris/London; König Galerie, Berlin; Metro Pictures, New York. Photo by Andy Keate.

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