The hybrid formation combining choreographed actors, falcons, sculpture, musical composition and the painterly act of their emergence oscillates between acceleration and deceleration.
Anne Imhof's images develop and change across the duration of an exhibition, dissolve and reassemble in later works. This exchange of images also shapes Imhof's latest production ANGST (“fear"): Kunsthalle Basel, Berlin's Nationalgalerie at Hamburger Bahnhof and La Biennale de Montreal will present three exhibitions by the artist in 2016 that, like three acts, are linked and set in relation to one another by a composition that Imhof calls an “opera." Each act of ANGST is presented as a spectacular climax at one of the three exhibition sites. Imhof deconstructs the composition in each of the three stations to three different “exhibitions as opera," in which she rearranges the individual elements over the course of the exhibition to changing, new images. On June 9, the first act (ANGST 1) opened in Basel, curated by Elena Filipovic. The opening of ANGST 2 will take place at Hamburger Bahnhof on September 14 , curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers and Udo Kittelmann. A month later ANGST 3 will open on October 19 during the Montreal Biennale, curated by Philippe Pirotte.