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Marguerite Humeau, Weeds

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Thursday 25 Jun 2020 from 5pm to 5:50pm

"Weeds" follows Marguerite Humeau's questioning about the upheavals that are shaking the world.

Shot in London during the lock down, we see the artist surveying her close environment and rediscovering the beings that populate it. A filmed investigation on wild flowers that grow in the interstices of the asphalt, "Weeds" is interested in these plants with their many unnoticed virtues, yet they are signs of the strength and power of life.
The investigation opens with an encounter between the artist and Lucia Stuart, an artist and expert in gathering, who tells the philosophy of the practice of foraging.
The video is followed by an interview with Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, putting this approach into perspective within the artist's work.

This exploration is the starting point for Marguerite Humeau's residency at the Fondation Lafayette Anticipations starting in November 2020. On this occasion, the public will be invited to participate in several workshops with the artist devoted to the design of poetic and political gardens, in collaboration with numerous high school students and speakers (philosophers, botanists).
Marguerite Humeau and Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel
Ranging from prehistory to imagined future worlds, Marguerite Humeau spans great distances in space and time in her pursuit of the mysteries of human existence.

Marguerite Humeau breathes life into lost things, whether they be lifeforms that have become extinct or ideas that have disappeared from our mental landscapes. Filling gaps in knowledge with speculation and imagined scenarios, her aim is to create new mythologies for our contemporary era.

She received her MA from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2011.

Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at Lafayette Anticipations, Paris (2021); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2020); Kunstverein Hamburg (2019); Museion, Bolzano (2019); New Museum, New York (2018); Tate Britain, London (2017); Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich (2017); Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2017); Nottingham Contemporary (2016); and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016).

Humeau’s work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including Lafayette Anticipations (2024); Kunsthalle Basel (2021); the Istanbul Biennial (2019); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2019); MAMVP, Paris (2019); the High Line, New York (2017); Château de Versailles, France (2017); Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2017); FRAC Midi- Pyrénées, Toulouse, France (2017); Serpentine Galleries, London (2014); and Victoria and Albert Museum, Sculpture Gallery, London (2014).

Artiste et experte en cueillette, Lucia Stuart utilise des aliments sauvages provenant de haies, de forêts et de bords de mer pour créer des plats délicats et délicieux.
Lucia Stuart est écossaise mais a été élevée à Londres. Dans les années 80, elle a étudié les Beaux-Arts pour devenir artiste à Mexico. Puis, pendant dix ans, elle a tenu un café dans le sud-ouest de la France. Lucia est basée à Deal, dans le Kent, dans une maison de ville géorgienne à une minute de la plage. Sa société, The Wild Kitchen, a été créée en 2012. "Manger de la nourriture provenant directement de plantes sauvages apporte une certaine magie ; cela rétablit des liens avec le monde naturel & entre eux".

Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel is director of Lafayette Anticipations, Fondation des Galeries Lafayette. In 2020 she was the chief curator of the Riga Biennial, "and suddenly it all blossoms", and director of the feature film based on the exhibition.

From 2011 to 2019, she was curator at the Palais de Tokyo where she curated, among others, the cartes blanches to Tomas Saraceno, ON AIR (2018-2019) and to Tino Seghal (2016). She has also curated the exhibitions of Marguerite Humeau, FOXP2 (2016), Ed Atkins, Bastards (2014), Helen Marten's Evian Disease (2013), or David Douard's Mo'swallow (2014), as well as the group exhibition Le bord des mondes(2015).

She regularly collaborates with international institutions, with the projects 72 hours of truce: exploring immediate signs (2013) and Bright intervals (2014) at MoMA PS1 (New-York), FOXP2 (2016) at Nottingham Contemporary, Landscape (2014) with the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) or Des présents inachevés for la Biennale de Lyon (with Oliver Beer, Julian Charrière, Jeremy Shaw and Benoît Pype, 2013). In 2017, she was co-curator of the exhibition Voyage d'Hiver at the Château de Versailles.

Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel regularly publishes in French and international journals and catalogues, and participates in numerous seminars and juries in France and abroad (FIAC, French Pavilion at the Venice Biennale etc).

She has a degree in Art History, History and Political Science from the University of Paris I - La Sorbonne.

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