Camille Henrot, ‘The Sorrows Of Young Werther, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’, 2014, KÖNIG GALERIE
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Camille Henrot

The Sorrows Of Young Werther, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 2014

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Berlin, London, Tokyo
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Camille Henrot
French, b. 1978
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In her film and video animations, sculpture, drawing, and photography, Camille Henrot—a winner of the prestigious Silver Lion Award at the Venice Biennale—examines systems of knowledge and the way in which disparate cultures and locations have been represented throughout art history. For her series “Endangered Species”, Henrot produced objects inspired by African art using components of car engines, pointing to the migration of symbols between art forms and blurring any linear sense of cultural identity. More recently, Henrot created her work, Est-il possible d’être révolutionnaire et d’aimer les fleurs? (Is it possible to be a revolutionary and love flowers?) (2012), a series of objects and arrangements inspired by the Japanese art of flower arrangement, or Ikebana. “What spoke to me most about Ikebana,” she has said, “was its vocation to create a ‘privileged space’ that offers a remedy to the discontinuity produced by life’s upheavals.”

Camille Henrot, ‘The Sorrows Of Young Werther, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’, 2014, KÖNIG GALERIE
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Camille Henrot
French, b. 1978
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In her film and video animations, sculpture, drawing, and photography, Camille Henrot—a winner of the prestigious Silver Lion Award at the Venice Biennale—examines systems of knowledge and the way in which disparate cultures and locations have been represented throughout art history. For her series “Endangered Species”, Henrot produced objects inspired by African art using components of car engines, pointing to the migration of symbols between art forms and blurring any linear sense of cultural identity. More recently, Henrot created her work, Est-il possible d’être révolutionnaire et d’aimer les fleurs? (Is it possible to be a revolutionary and love flowers?) (2012), a series of objects and arrangements inspired by the Japanese art of flower arrangement, or Ikebana. “What spoke to me most about Ikebana,” she has said, “was its vocation to create a ‘privileged space’ that offers a remedy to the discontinuity produced by life’s upheavals.”

Camille Henrot

The Sorrows Of Young Werther, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 2014

Ikebana
$22,000
Location
Berlin, London, Tokyo
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