Anne Imhof (*1978) has emerged over the past decade as one of the most acclaimed artists of her generation. Today based between Berlin and New York, Imhof spent her formative years in Frankfurt am Main, where she taught herself to draw and make music while working as a bouncer at a local night club. Before eventually enrolling at the city’s academy of fine arts, Städelschule, she staged what she later designated the first entry to her catalogue raisonné: a one-night only performance in a red light district bar. She invited two boxers to take part and recruited a band. The boxers were told that the fight should last for as long as the music was playing, while the band were instructed to play for as long as the boxers were fighting. Imhof explained: “It was all pretty red—the table dance bar and the noses. Looking back on it I realized that it had been one way to create a picture.”
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art will present the first exhibition in Russia of Anne Imhof, the winner of a Golden Lion at the 57th Venice Biennale.
Imhof creates complex polyphonic situations that live within the museum space and beyond, and involve music, human bodies, art objects, architecture, and more. At Garage, Imhof will show new works, including a performance project in collaboration with Eliza Douglas that will take place in Gorky Park.
The exhibition and performance of Anne Imhof at Garage is a collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Hartwig Art Foundation.Link