“My work stands for the grace of thoughts, for liberty, for the right to be different, for gender nonconformity, and the pride of being a woman in this world.” — Anne Imhof, representing Germany, after winning the Golden Lion in Venice, 2017
FAUST, by Anne Imhof, took the top prize at the 57th Biennale Arte. Her durational installation/performance piece—Dobermans circling a theater featuring dancers on and under a transparent stage—was a hit among Biennale visitors, too.
“The concept of movement is treacherous. It seems to denote an external, natural movement, whereas in my work is as much about how people project into the future, considering what they might do, how they will do it, why and with whom.” — Anne Imhof*
LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA, 57th INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION, through November 26, 2017.
THE GERMAN PAVILION
*Susan Pfeffer, “Anne Imhof,” interview, Kaleidoscope 29 (Spring 2017): 70.
Video, 10 min., FAUST/GERMAN PAVILION: