Saturday, July 29, 2017

Venice: Anne Imhof at German Pavilion


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It's hard to watch bodies adopt ad campaigns. If Imhof's performances seem made for the documentation that echo them it's because they have our beautiful youth tension this conforming to the fashion that will transmit them. Move behind the glass of magazine pages. Identity is already performance, so to see its most theatrical version, fashion, as literal art performance looking like a fashion shoot, is a nightmare. All of youth's beauty is wasted, by everyone, but now you can watch it be caged live in the vestiges of another.


See too: Tony Conrad's Glass