Kunstmuseum Stuttgart

Frischzelle_17: Anahita Razmi

15 Dec 2012 - 03 Mar 2013

© Anahita Razmi
video still from Arsenals, 2012
15 December 2012 - 3 March 2013

Anahita Razmi studied art and media design in Weimar, New York and Stuttgart. The works of the artist, born in Hamburg in 1981, can be placed between video and performance art. In many projects, Razmi establishes links between her father's country of origin, Iran, and her German home. The artist, who lives and works in Stuttgart, initiated the video work »Roof Piece Tehran« (2011), a remake of the famous dance performance »Roof Piece« by Trisha Brown on the roofs of New York city in the 1970s, under difficult conditions in Teheran. The need to keep the project a secret in a country where modern dance is forbidden is tangible in Razmi's twelve-part video installation. She received »The Emdash Award« from the Frieze Foundation for this work in 2011. Anahita Razmi has already taken part in various exhibitions, however the presentation as part of »Frischzelle«, a series of young artists in the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, is her first solo museum exhibition.

We would like to thank the accounting firm KPMG AG for their support of this project.

Tags: Trisha Brown, Anahita Razmi