Marguerite Humeau is the winner of the second edition of the Battaglia Foundry Sculpture Prize, International Prize for young artists dedicated to bronze casting. Marguerite Humeau won a scholarship and an artist-residency in the historical Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, beginning at the end of November 2017. This exhibition is dedicated to the artwork produced during the residency.
Humeau’s work explores the ambiguous status of security protocols in our contemporary securitarian era by looking at their origin in ancient histories and more specifically in the guise of the sphinx. Her work explores the possibility of communication between worlds and the means by which knowledge is generated in the absence of evidence or through the impossibility of reaching the object of investigation. Marguerite Humeau weaves factual events into speculative narratives, therefore enabling unknown, invisible, or extinct forms of life to erupt in splendour.
The finalists of the second edition of the Battaglia Foundry Sculpture Prize were: Haseeb Ahmed (1985, US), Jean-Marie Appriou (1986, FR), Eva Barto + Sophie Bonnet-Pourpet (1987, FR – 1988, FR), Kasia Fudakowski (1985, UK), Ector Garcia (1985, US), Than Hussein Clark (1981, US), Miriam Laura Leonardi (1985, CH) e Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli (1982, IT).
- Marguerite Humeau, project proposal, Riddle