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Carte blanche to Anne Imhof. Still life

90 min visit

Palais de Tokyo
22 May → 24 Oct 2021
From Wednesday to Monday from 12 am to Midnight. Closed Tuesday.

« More than an exhibition, it is a total and intense experience that Anne Imhof gives us.  »

After Philippe Parreno in 2013, Tino Sehgal in 2016, Camille Henrot in 2017 and Tomàs Saraceno in 2018, it is Anne Imhof's turn to invade the Palais de Tokyo for a carte blanche! Her total and polyphonic work resonates in the spaces of the famous institution, which reveals its framework in the smallest details. The German artist has brought together thirty of her peers, whose works merge perfectly. Fascinated by painting, the eternal cycle of life and the present time, Anne Imhof is a major figure in contemporary art. She trained at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste-Städelschule in Frankfurt, one of the most prestigious art schools in Germany. Her work is total, radical, absolute, mesmerizing, captivating and pervasive. Her artistic practice expresses itself in all possible forms and takes on such a magnitude that it takes over the space in which it is located. In a way, she revisits what her Germanic predecessors have left her by showing a new German romanticism. Natures mortes acts as a contemporary memento mori, balancing between life and death, light and shadow, past and present, action and inaction, through a labyrinth of glass that reconstructs the whole place. Bodies, space, music, painting and installations become one in a Palais de Tokyo laid bare. A sensational and grandiose exhibition that will give you the shivers!


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