Anne Imhof takes hold of the entirety of the Palais de Tokyo to create an all-embracing, polyphonic work. Here, 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, stripped down to its fragile carcass with its topography exposed, she fits a glass-walled maze that simultaneously fragments the space and generates new perspectives.
Haunted by painting, the fleeting cycle of life and the disruptions of the present moment, she composes therein her Natures Mortes [still lifes]-memento mori to the here and now. We are 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 our own path across this vast, open scene.
Artists: Anne Imhof, Alvin Baltrop, Mohamed Bourouissa, Trisha Donnelly, Eliza Douglas, Cyprien Gaillard, David Hammons, Mike Kelley, Jutta Koether, Klara Lidèn, Gordon Matta-Clark, Joan Mitchell, Oscar Murillo, Cady Noland, Precious Okoyomon, Francis Picabia, Sigmar Polke, Paul B. Preciado, Bunny Rogers, Sturtevant, Yung Tatu, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rosemarie Trockel, Cy Twombly, Adrián Villar Rojas.