n°220/ Anne Imhof

May 2017

by Nathalie Azoulai

The jury of the 57thVenice Biennale has just awarded 38-year old German artist Anne Imhof  the Golden Lion prize for best national pavilion. “It’s a powerful and disturbing installation that poses urgent questions about our time” the jury said. Faust's performers look like models from anti-fashion brands such as Vêtement or Balenciaga whose designers come from Post Soviet Eastern Europe. They're moving in a glass pavilion as hyperconnected creatures who would enter into a deal with the devil. Some post capitalist alienating devil that would drive those digital nomads through injunctive text messages.

 Anne Imhof