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Kunstverein in Hamburg

Exhibitions

Marguerite Humeau
ECSTASIES

16.02.19 - 28.04.19

The exhibition ECSTASIES by Marguerite Humeau (b. 1986, Cholet, France) shows an immersive installation of sculpture, sound and drawing. Humeau’s work centers on the origins of humankind. She prefaces each project with a period of intense investigation in which she engages with historians, anthropologists, paleontologists, zoologists, explorers, linguists, and engineers. Through her interdisciplinary, speculative inquiry, Humeau enriches her own thinking as an artist, and refashions historical quests in ways that reflect our present technological age.

For ECSTASIES, Humeau studies the origins of Venus figurines, prehistoric female goddess statuettes found throughout the world. The artist’s research expands on the idea that early modern humans may have ingested animal brains for their psychoactive effects. In this theory, Venus figurines functioned as recipes, marking out an anatomical guide for shamans and those seeking spiritual ecstasy through altered consciousness. In this exhibition, Humeau attempts to reenact a speculated scene from 150,000 years ago when a group of early female humans first encounters these psychoactive ingredients, allowing for the first time in the history of humankind their brain to quit its default mode and to travel to the unknown. The spectacular effects of this event might have resulted in a new neuronal organization, involving a new social structure completely different from other primates. Ten digitally rendered bronze and stone sculptures beckon the viewer to discover the depths and layers of their consciousness.

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Kunstverein in Hamburg

Kunstverein in Hamburg

OPENING HOURS:

Tue to Sun and holidays – noon to 6 p.m.

CONTACT:

Klosterwall 23,
20095 Hamburg

+49 40 32 21 57
hamburg@kunstverein.de
kunstverein.de

GUIDED TOURS:

Thursday – 5 p.m.

GETTING THERE:

U1 Steinstrasse
U2/U3 Hauptbahnhof
S1/S2/S3/S21 Hauptbahnhof
Bus 112/120/124/34 Steinstrasse

Use the journey planner of the Hamburg Transport Association, if you would like to use means of public transportation.

HVV JOURNEY PLANNER

Many hire stations for city bikes on the Kunstmeile offer facilities round the clock for hiring and returning a StadtRAD.

STADTRAD-PORTAL