'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.
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.
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.