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Natures Mortes

“Carte blanche” to Anne Imhof
From 22/05/2021 to 24/10/2021

After laying siege to the German pavilion with her exhibition and performance Faust, for which she was awarded the Golden Lion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, Anne Imhof takes hold of the entirety of the Palais de Tokyo to create an all-embracing, polyphonic work. Here, she fuses space and bodies, music and painting, and her own works with those of accomplices, especially the artist and musical composer Eliza Douglas, and thirty invited guest artists.

After training in Frankfurt am Main at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste-Städelschule, one of Germany’s most prestigious art schools, while immersed in the city’s club and music scene, the artist has established herself over a decade as a prominent figure in contemporary art through her radical work. Within the bared structure of the Palais de Tokyo, stripped down to its fragile carcass with its topography exposed, she fits a glass-walled maze that simultaneously fragments the space and generates new perspectives.

Teaser of “Natures Mortes” by Anne Imhof
Haunted by painting, the fleeting cycle of life and the disruptions of the present moment, she composes therein her Natures Mortes [still lifes]-memento mori to the here and now. We are encouraged to walk the space between life and nonlife, darkness and light, past and present, stillness and action, intensity and disenchantment, and to freely trace our own path across this vast, open scene.
A performance will take place as part of the exhibition from Octobre 14th to 18th and October 21st to 24th between 6pm and 10pm.

From 22/05/2021 to 24/10/2021

Artists : Anne Imhof, Alvin Baltrop, Mohamed Bourouissa, Trisha Donnelly, Eliza Douglas, Cyprien Gaillard, David Hammons, Mike Kelley, Jutta Koether, Klara Lidèn, Gordon Matta-Clark, Joan Mitchell, Oscar Murillo, Cady Noland, Precious Okoyomon, Francis Picabia, Sigmar Polke, Paul B. Preciado, Bunny Rogers, Sturtevant, Yung Tatu, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rosemarie Trockel, Cy Twombly, Adrián Villar Rojas.

Curators : Emma Lavigne et Vittoria Matarrese

Music : Eliza Douglas

Sound installation : Eliza Douglas, Anne Imhof