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Arts & Humanities Talks: Marguerite Humeau

28 March 2018 | 3pm – 4.30pm

Battersea, Gorvy Lecture Theatre


The Royal College of Art School of Arts & Humanities is delighted to announce that Margeurite Humeau will be the guest speaker in this installment of the Arts & Humanities Talks series. Arts & Humanities Talks are a series of lectures at the RCA featuring leading practitioners and academics from across the creative spectrum.

Marguerite Humeau is a French artist living and working in London. Her research led process usually takes the form of large scale installations involving sound and sculpture in which she challenges key issues of the day using complex narratives that synthesise the past with the present. The artist has described herself as an 'Indiana Jones in Google times'.

Humeau had her first major solo show at the Palais de Tokyo in 2016, was part of the Manifesta in Zurich in 2016, showed at Nottingham Contemporary and other major galleries and institutions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Victoria and Albert Museum.  Lucy, from her Opera of Prehistoric Creatures, was included in The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things curated by Mark Leckey in 2013. She also resuscitated Cleopatra's voice singing a love song of her era for the Serpentine Galleries Extinction Marathon curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist in 2014.

Humeau is currently exhibiting her show Echoes at Tate Britain Art Now until the 15 April. Recent solo exhibitions include Kunstwerein Braunschweig (2018); Riddles (Final Beats), Zürich Art Prize 2017, Museum Haus Konstruktiv (2017); Echo, Les Abattoirs, FRAC Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse (2017) and Riddles (Jaws), Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2017). 

This event has been organised by the RCA School of Arts & Humanities. If you have any queries, please contact Anne Duffau for more information.


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