Germany_Switzerland Patrons Circle

Anne ImhofGerman Pavilion at 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, 2017

Outset Germany_Switzerland is pleased to support the German Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia which is curated by Susanne Pfeffer. Anne Imhof (*1978, Giessen) has been selected to represent Germany in the 2017 Venice Biennale.

Since May 2016, Anne Imhof has worked on a spatially as well as temporally expansive work conceived especially for the pavilion. Her oeuvre bridges the divides between painting, sculpture, and installation as well as performance. In a sculptural setting designed specifically for the space and the occasion, the new piece unfolds unseen compositions, elaborated together with the core members of Imhof’s team. “Faust” is both a five-hour production and a seven-month-long scenario comprised of performative dynamics, sculptural installations, painterly touches, and rigorously choreographed visual axes and movements that encompass the entire pavilion. “Faust” belongs to an unconditioned present, the essence of which is conveyed instantly to the audience.

Outset is simply outstanding: There is no other independent foundation spanning over eight countries empowering institutions and artists to collaborate. Outset puts no limit to the possibilities and embraces creativity with great courage. Outset is the life support for ambitious works of art.

Udo Kittelmann, Director, Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin