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  • Camille Henrot, What Did U Say, 2019, watercolor on paper, 30 × 22". From the series “System of Attachment,” 2019–21.

    Camille Henrot, What Did U Say, 2019, watercolor on paper, 30 × 22". From the series “System of Attachment,” 2019–21.

    Camille Henrot

    Kestnergesellschaft

    When Camille Henrot set out to make a series of paintings during the first Covid-19 lockdown last year, she decided to reduce her palette to an intense and radiant red. This red seemed to channel the color of exhaustion, the crimson she saw when she closed her eyes and turned her face to a bright light—an emphatically physical mode of vision, explicitly screened through her own flesh and blood. On view as part of her exhibition “Mother Tongue,” curated by Julika Bosch, Henrot’s 2020 series “Is Today Tomorrow?” confronts the chaos of everyday life—sleep-deprivation, self-isolation—as a mother

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