On September 20th the Bétonsalon – Center for art and research inaugurated ‘The Pale Fox’, the first large-scale solo exhibition by French, New York-based artist, Camille Henrot in Paris. The exhibition offers a meditation on our shared desire to understand the world intimately through the objects that surround us. As explained by Camille Henrot, its main focus: “is obsessive curiosity, the irrepressible desire to affect things, to achieve goals, to perform actions, and the inevitable consequences”.
The exhibition proposes an immersive environment, a both physical and mental space conveying an almost domestic atmosphere, populated by more than 400 photographs, sculptures, books and drawings displayed on a series of shelves designed by the artist.
‘The Pale Fox’ is commissioned and produced by Bétonsalon – Center for art and research (Paris), Chisenhale Gallery (London), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen) and by Westfälischer Kunstverein (Münster) where it will tour in 2014 – 2015. At Bétonsalon – Center for art and research, ‘The Pale Fox’ is supported by a partnership with the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, thanks to the grants from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication SG / SCPCI / DREST (as part of the call for research projects “Intercultural practices in the heritage institutions”), and from the Curating Contemporary Art Programme of the Royal College of Art in the frame of the Project MeLa* European Museums in an age of migrations.