In this beautifully designed and sensuously illustrated hybrid artist book / exhibition document, New York–based French artist Camille Henrot reconsiders source material and ideas from her Artist Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian, her 2013 video Grosse Fatigue and her installation The Pale Fox (2014–15), which was shown at several museums throughout Europe. The accompanying text by Henrot, in collaboration with Clara Meister and Michael Connor, forms the core of the book, and is in keeping with Henrot’s characteristic approach to knowledge production and organization. An interview between the artist and social anthropologist Monique Jeudy-Ballini offers further insight into Henrot’s mode of thinking and her fascination with anthropology. A natural continuation of her artistic practice, Elephant Child combines Henrot’s research materials, photographic fragments, preparatory notes and sketches alongside color photographs of the artist’s sculptures, video stills and installation images.
Hardcover / 7 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches / 176 pp / 500 color
Retail Price: $49.95
KOENIG BOOKS, LONDON