Although painting remains an integral part of her practice, Imhof is perhaps best known for her complex performative art pieces, often interpreted as intimate studies of movement, body language and gesture. Among her most famous works is Faust, an immersive installation inhabited by performers, which Imhof debuted at the German pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. Generally speaking, Imhof's performative pieces tend to span several hours and explore contemporary anxieties of isolation, technology, proximity and identity. Her new Tate Modern work will be no exception. For the duration of the BMW Tate Live exhibition, Imhof will transform the Tanks into a suite of atmospheric spaces. Visitors can wander freely through the exhibition during the day, or attend one of the six evening performances punctuating the run.
Joan Jonas by Moira Ricci
Anne Imhof follows in the competent footsteps of performance artist Joan Jonas, who also enjoyed a major retrospective at Tate Modern last year.
This exhibition promises to be a real celebration of contemporary performance art.
|What||BMW Tate Live Exhibition 2019, Tate Modern|
|Where||Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Southwark (underground)|
22 Mar 19 – 31 Mar 19, Open until 10pm on Fridays
|Price||£free during public opening hours|
|Website||Click here for more information|