Exhibition

"Carte blanche" to Anne Imhof, Natures Mortes

22 May 2021 – 24 Oct 2021

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00

Palais de Tokyo

Paris
Île-de-France, France

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Travel Information

  • routes 32, 42, 63, 72, 80, 92
  • line 9 / Iéna and Alma Marceau stations
  • line C / Pont de l’Alma station

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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.

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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.

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.

Artists : Anne Imhof, Alvin Baltrop, Mohamed Bourouissa, Eugène Delacroix, Trisha Donnelly, Eliza Douglas, Cyprien Gaillard, Théodore Géricault, David Hammons, Eva Hesse, Mike Kelley, Jutta Koether, Klara Lidén, Joan Mitchell, Oscar Murillo, Eadweard Muybridge, Cady Noland, Precious Okoyomon, Francis Picabia, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Sigmar Polke, Paul B. Preciado, Bunny Rogers, Sturtevant, Yung Tatu, Paul Thek, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rosemarie Trockel, Cy Twombly, Adrián Villar Rojas.

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