Natascha Süder Happelmann

Natascha Sadr Haghighian is an important voice of contemporary art. In her work she unfolds the poetic, imaginary and critical potential of art. She stands for an artistic position that not only analyses or comments on aesthetic and scientific concepts and social or political conditions, but actively changes them. Within each working process the artist develops a new understanding of her role and a new approach.
She primarily creates works in the fields of installation and performance, text and sound. As an individual or collective artistic position, she frequently allows her practice to flow into political, social processes. She addresses the activist aspect of artistic work and reassesses the conditions and spaces for aesthetic research and artistic action. Disconnecting the artist from representative roles or political instrumentalisation has always been an integral part of Natascha Sadr Haghighian's artistic practice. As early as 2004, the artist initiated the CV exchange platform, where concepts such as identity, representation, facts and self are renegotiated and the fetish of the "artist's biography" is undermined. For her participation at the German pavilion for the 58th Venice Biennale, she intentionally misspelled her name as "Natascha Süder Happelmann".
Natascha Süder Happelmann - Ankersentrum - (surviving in the ruinous ruin)
bilingual edition (English / German)
Archive Books
Comprised of a series of texts, drawings and photographs, this catalogue documents and expands on the multimedia installation by "Natascha Süder Happelmann" (Natascha Sadr Haghighian), an artistic reflection on ruinous space (catalogue of the German Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale).

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