Chaos and creation in myriad forms at east London gallery

17:30 21 March 2014

Camille Henrot

Camille Henrot


Artist Camille Henrot presents her latest exhibition at the Chisenhale Gallery in Bethnal Green with a guided tour by curator Shanay Jhaveri tomorrow.

The Pale Fox is a multimedia show featuring a variety of themes from the history of the universe to the universe of the artist’s studio.

Demonstrating Henrot’s breadth as an artist, the exhibition comprises found objects, drawing, sculpture and digital imagery.

The title of the show refers to a 1965 anthropological study of the West African Dogon people whose mythology is thought to integrate the beliefs of several cultures. As well as this, astronomical, mathematical and philosophical thought systems can be found.

The fox in this instance represents disorder, chaos and creation.

The different elements in the work have been described by Henrot as not a collection of objects but instead a “narration or an experience”.

The arrangement of the exhibition focuses on the nature of questions and reactions to them.

She said: “You could be looking at an image that is connected with beauty or a feeling of tenderness, like the baby picture, but then very quickly you switch to images that relate to the pollution of water or anorexia.

“In my own life, there is the dichotomy between order and disorder, and the question of choice is very present.”

The complex scope of the exhibition lends itself perfectly to the curator’s guide where the viewer can discover the subtle nuances in Henrot’s work.

Admission is free but booking is advised. Email to reserve a place.


Latest Newham Entertainment Stories

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Synth-pop icons Depeche Mode will perform their first UK stadium gig in 23 years at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park next summer.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

The colourful and creative worlds of some of the nation’s best-loved children’s authors will be coming to Stratford library this half term as part of Discover Children’s Story Centre’s takeover.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

China’s ancient Terracotta Warriors have inspired a new exhibition of sculptures that are on show in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this month.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Behind an unassuming warehouse door lies an Oktoberfest extravaganza.

Newsletter Sign Up

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read entertainment


Show Job Lists


Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Read more

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Read more

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now