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Exhibition — 1 Oct 2022 until 29 Jan 2023

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Hartwig Art Foundation present: Anne Imhof – YOUTH.

Anne Imhof is the artistic voice of a new generation. This autumn, Imhof is invited to take over the Stedelijk's 1,100-square-metre lower-level gallery. Combining art, architecture, light, and a sound composed especially for the occasion, she will transform the space into a labyrinthine total installation. This is Imhof’s first solo in the Netherlands.

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The artistic voice of a new generation 

Anne Imhof is recognized as the artistic voice of a new generation that embraces the philosophy of Nihilism: the conviction that life is actually without meaning or purpose. She finds inspiration in a wealth of cultural history, from Greek mythology to underground culture.

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The artistic voice of a new generation

Disorienting dystopian total installation

WORLD PREMIÈRE OF NEW VIDEO-INSTALLATION

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Disorienting dystopian total installation

The exhibition is an immersive and disorienting total installation, a dystopian labyrinth. YOUTH occupies the Stedelijk’s largest exhibition space, one of the biggest in the Netherlands.

Imhof also created a new video work, set in the desolate, snowy outskirts of Moscow, especially for this exhibition. This work will have its première at the Stedelijk as part of the total installation.

Inescapable art

— NRC, on Anne Imhof's exhibition 'Natures Mortes' in Palais de Tokyo (2021)
  • shirtless white person with dark hair, standing in the snow in front of a dark house
    Anne Imhof, 'AI Winter', 2022. Featuring Eliza Douglas. (full credits below)
  • shirtless white person with dark her, smiling, black background
    Anne Imhof, 'Fate', 2022. Featuring Eliza Douglas. (full credits below)
  • shirtless white person with dark hair, walking pas a graffiti wall, in the snow
    Anne Imhof, 'AI Winter', 2022. Featuring Eliza Douglas. (full credits below)
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    Anne Imhof, 'Fate', 2022. Featuring Eliza Douglas. (full credits below)

International star of the contemporary art scene

Anne Imhof may not (yet) be a household name, but she’s an art world superstar. Imhof won the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2017 for her work Faust. Her following exhibitions at Tate Modern and Palais de Tokyo (in 2021) were received enthusiastically by the media and the public alike. In 2021, Art Review’s ‘Power 100’ list ranked Anne Imhof among the top 5. YOUTH is Imhof’s first solo show in the Netherlands.

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Credits

The exhibition Anne Imhof – YOUTH is a co-presentation of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Hartwig Art Foundation. Beatrix Ruf in collaboration with Katya Inozemtseva curated the exhibition for the first venue, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. In response to the Russian war against Ukraine, the Garage Museum decided to suspend its exhibition programme with immediate effect. The preparations for Moscow are now the basis for the show in Amsterdam, which is curated by Vincent van Velsen in close collaboration with Rein Wolfs.

Graphic Design & Art Direction: Zak Group, 2022.

Full image credits

Header image: Eliza Douglas in Moscow, February 12, 2022. By Anne Imhof. Directed by Jean-René Étienne and Lola Raban-Oliva. Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Buchholz & Sprüth Magers. Produced with the support of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Hartwig Art Foundation and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
Image 3: Anne Imhof, YOUTH, exhibition render. Image from sub (Exhibition Architecture and Supervision).
All the other images: Anne Imhof, [title video work], 2022. Featuring Eliza Douglas. Directed by Jean-René Étienne and Lola Raban-Oliva. Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Buchholz & Sprüth Magers. Produced with the support of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Hartwig Art Foundation and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

For this exhibition Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is generously supported by Ammodo, the benefactors of the Stedelijk Museum Fonds and the Mondriaan Fund.

Anne Imhof — YOUTH

From 1 October

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Curious for more info about the exhibition? Check the press release here.