In her artwork, Marguerite Humeau (b. 1986, Cholet, France) revisits the past in a highly contemporary way. Using an interdisciplinary, speculative approach, the artist engages historians, paleontologists, zoologists, explorers, linguists, and musicians in her investigations. By reinterpreting historical research, she reflects on the technological and computer-dominated age we are living in. Humeau’s art also manifests a constant attention to the limits between technology and design. At Museion, the artist will exhibit a group of bronze sculptures that explores the relationships between the sculptural forms of prehistoric Venus figurines and the contours of human brains.
The works were presented for the first time in the artist’s solo exhibition at the New Museum in New York and in 2019 they will also be displayed at the Kunstverein in Hamburg as part of an international collaboration project. In Bolzano, the artist’s exhibition will include a number of other sculptures too.
Curated by Letizia Ragaglia and Frida Carazzato
In collaboration with New Museum, New York; Kunstverein in Hamburg
Marguerite Humeau, Birth Canal, exhibition view, New Museum, New York, 2018. Foto Julia Andreone. Courtesy the artist, C L E A R I N G New York/Brussels