Camille Henrot, Palais de Tokyo

Palais de Tokyo gives its third Carte Blanche to French artist Camille Henrot (*1978). After interventions by Philippe Parreno in 2013 and Tino Sehgal in 2016, Henrot was invited to cover the entirety of the 13,000m² exhibition space. Titled “Days are Dogs”, the exhibition is organized around the structure of the week – a defining formal system for the human being. It features works by Henrot as well as works by other artists whom she invited to join her for this exhibition.

I have seen Henrot’s works in different contexts and it is very revealing to see her diverse practice coming together in one exhibition. It becomes obvious that despite the fast variety of media she uses – Camille Henrot has a very unique handwriting which is visible in all of her works whether if it’s film, drawing or sculpture. Her work is both visually pleasing and substantially rich in meaning.   

Palais de Tokyo
On show through 7 January 2018

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ENCamille Henrot, exhibition view The Pale Fox, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, 2014-2015, Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery in partnership with Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Bétonsalon – Centre for art and research, Paris and Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Photo: Thorsten Arendt, courtesy of the artist and kamel mennour (Paris/London); König Galerie(Berlin); Metro Pictures (New York). © ADAGP, Paris 2017

Camille Henrot, exhibition view The Pale Fox, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, 2014-2015, Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery in partnership with Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Bétonsalon – Centre for art and research, Paris and Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Photo: Thorsten Arendt, courtesy of the artist and kamel mennour (Paris/London); König Galerie(Berlin); Metro Pictures (New York). ©ADAGP, Paris 2017

Camille Henrot, exhibition view The Pale Fox, Bétonsalon – Centre for art and research, Paris, 2014, Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery in partnership with Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Bétonsalon – Centre for art and research, Paris and Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, photo: Aurélien Mole, courtesy of the artist and kamel mennour (Paris/London) ; König Galerie(Berlin) ; Metro Pictures (New York). © ADAGP, Paris 2017

Camille Henrot, exhibition view The Pale Fox, Bétonsalon – Centre for art and research, Paris, 2014, Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery in partnership with Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Bétonsalon – Centre for art and research, Paris and Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Photo: Aurélien Mole, courtesy of the artist and kamel mennour (Paris/London); König Galerie(Berlin); Metro Pictures (New York) ©ADAGP, Paris 2017

Camille Henrot, Days are Dogs, Palais de Tokyo, Installation view, Photo: franklyyours, Paris 2017

Camille Henrot, Days are Dogs, Palais de Tokyo, Installation view, Photo: franklyyours, Paris 2017

Camille Henrot, A Long Face (detail), 2016, fresco, 166.54 x 157.48 inches (423 x 400 cm), photo: Daniele Molajoli, courtesy of the artist, Fondazione Memmo (Rome) and kamel mennour (Paris/London) ; König Galerie (Berlin) ; Metro Pictures (New York). © ADAGP, Paris 2017

Camille Henrot, A Long Face (detail), 2016, Photo: Daniele Molajoli, courtesy of the artist, Fondazione Memmo (Rome) and kamel mennour (Paris/London); König Galerie (Berlin); Metro Pictures (New York) ©ADAGP, Paris 2017

Camille Henrot, Office of Unreplied Emails, prints on silicone, variable dimensions, photo: Roman Maerz, courtesy of the artist and König Galerie (Berlin); kamel mennour (Paris/London); Metro Pictures (New York). © ADAGP, Paris 2017

Camille Henrot, Office of Unreplied Emails, Photo: Roman Maerz, courtesy of the artist and König Galerie (Berlin); kamel mennour (Paris/London); Metro Pictures (New York) ©ADAGP, Paris 2017

Camille Henrot, Jewels from the Personal Collection of Princess Salimah Aga Khan, courtesy of the artist and kamelmennour (Paris/London); König Galerie (Berlin); Metro Pictures (New York. ©ADAGP, Paris 2017

Camille Henrot, Jewels from the Personal Collection of Princess Salimah Aga Khan, courtesy of the artist and kamelmennour (Paris/London); König Galerie (Berlin); Metro Pictures (New York. ©ADAGP, Paris 2017

Camille Henrot, Days are Dogs, Palais de Tokyo, Installation view, Photo: franklyyours, Paris 2017

Camille Henrot, Days are Dogs, Palais de Tokyo, Installation view, Photo: franklyyours, Paris 2017

Camille Henrot, Days are Dogs, Palais de Tokyo, Installation view, Photo: franklyyours, Paris 2017

Camille Henrot, Days are Dogs, Palais de Tokyo, Installation view, Photo: franklyyours, Paris 2017