Deborah Schamoni

Mauerkircherstr. 186

D-81925 München

Wednesday – Friday 12 – 6 pm

Saturday 12 – 4 pm and by appointment

Artissima 2014

Anne Imhof

07.11. – 09.11.2014

  • Present Future

    “… [T]he shared sociality of the performance changes its character in Imhof’s art objects: it is singularized, broken
    down into peaks. Imhof’s etchings on dibond, her sculptures and pencil, charcoal and pastel drawings are corresponding in the character of their mark making: a visual grammar of bruising, of scratches, holes, body parts, appendages that appear as exhumations from a before implicit streak within our social order that here comes to a full aesthetic life. Imhof’s works are physical without being expressive, affective without being sentimental.”
    – Kerstin Stakemeier (May Journal, Autumn 2014.)

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    Rage, Anne Imhofs latest performance, deals with the relation between dominance and submission, slowness and passivity through structural motives in space. During the performance, the room unfolds around compositional axes,increasing steadily, fast and slanting, developing in-between the bodies of performers and the audience. A picture in time emerges, the relation of performer to performer transfers to the relation between performer and viewer. Language constitutes a horizon. Composed of different modes, it corresponds patterns of repetition and overlay that relate to the invisible, linguistic core of the piece.

    Rage the film (2014) builds on the performance, adopting and carrying forward its movements and scored rhythm. Through the narrative of a subjective camera , the figures-set standards are drained towards their (enclosed) inherent figurative hollowness. Shot on a disused railway line in the middle of downtown Paris, the sense for the scale of the present - in time and space - is relieved of reality.

    Curated by Jamie Stevens

Anne Imhof
Rage, 2014
HD Video 60 min
photo: Nadine Fraczkowski, supported by Carré d'Art - musée d'art contemporain de Nîmes

Anne Imhof
Small Hole, 2014
Black dibond, etching, acrylic
47.5 ⁠× ⁠40 ⁠⁠cm

Anne Imhof
Oil pastel on paper
40 ⁠× ⁠30 ⁠⁠cm

Anne Imhof
Toothbrush, 2014
Charcoal, acrylics, pigment on bourette silk
100 ⁠× ⁠79.5 ⁠⁠cm

Anne Imhof
Keeper, 2014
Alabaster, stainless steel, acrylic, tape, synthetic, toothbrush
79 ⁠× ⁠15 ⁠× ⁠10 ⁠⁠cm