Anne Imhof who trained in Frankfurt am Main at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste-Städelschule, one of Germany’s most prestigious art schools established herself over a decade as a prominent figure in contemporary art through her radical work. Awarded the Golden Lion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, this time Anne Imhof takes hold of the entirety of the Palais de Tokyo to create an all-embracing, polyphonic work.
In Natures Mortes, 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. Within the bared structure of the Palais de Tokyo, she fits a glass-walled maze that simultaneously fragments the space and generates new perspectives. The public is 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 its own path across this vast, open scene.