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Performance: Anne Imhof—Sex


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    Free with museum admission

This performance is the second of three live opening performances for Anne Imhof’s exhibition, entitled Sex. No registration is required, and viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis. The performance takes place from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m., but visitors can come and go from the gallery.

Anne Imhof (born 1978, Giessen, Germany) has emerged as one of the most provocative and pioneering voices of her generation. Her work gives form to a sense of alienation and detachment that increasingly shapes our society. In this performance, Imhof and her collaborators continuously shift between and explore binaries, including male and female, hope and desperation, pain and pleasure, and ultimately, life and death, dealing with these seemingly irreconcilable forces and merging what appears to be incompatible.

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Additional performances:

Thursday, May 30, 3:30–7:00
Saturday, June 1, 12:30–4:00

This exhibition is the second of three chapters in a project commissioned by Tate Modern, London; the Art Institute of Chicago; and Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Turin.

About the Performance

This performance was developed with Eliza Douglas and in collaboration with Billy Bultheel, Frances Chiaverini, Josh Johnson, Mickey Mahar, Enad Marouf, Stine Omar, and Lea Welsch.

Cast: Billy Bultheel, Eliza Douglas, Sacha Eusebe, Josh Johnson, Enad Marouf, Stine Omar, Franziska Presche, Nomi Ruiz, and Kizito Sango
Music: Billy Bultheel, Eliza Douglas, Anne Imhof, and Ville Haimala
Composition and Vocals: Eliza Douglas
Composition and Arrangements: Billy Bultheel
Mixing and Production: Ville Haimala
Lyrics: Eliza Douglas and Anne Imhof
Special Guest: Nomi Ruiz
Costumes: Eliza Douglas
Dramaturgy and Choreographic Assistance: Enad Marouf
Stage Management: Joie Iacono
Exhibition Architecture: substance & inhalt
Photography: Nadine Fraczkowski
Producers: Paola Ravagni, Laura Langer, and José Segebre
Editor: Moritz Nebenführ
Assistants: Charlotte Kuhn, Viviana Abelson, Luis Einhauser, and Tomás Nervi

Special thanks to Zoë Stupp.


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