Exhibition review, Marguerite Humeau: Venuses, turtles, and other hand-held cosmic models

for magazine Espace Art Actuel, Montreal
FEB-AP 2019

Entering Marguerite Humeau’s ECSTASIES at the Kunstverein in Hamburg evokes a journey through the abyss of a mystical cave. Echoes of distant groans and whispered chants interrupt the muted atmosphere of the gallery space, while delicate rays of light illuminate bronze and translucent alabaster sculptures. Humeau’s exhibition, an edited version of her September 2018 solo show at the New Museum in New York, presents a tribe of totemic sculptures along with hypnotising sound pieces and a series of wildly annotated drawings and sketches (...)