Gisèle Vienne

Gisèle Vienne, L’Etang, 2020. Photo: Estelle Hanania

Gisèle Vienne

12.9.2024 – 12.1.2025

The artistic work of Gisèle Vienne (b. 1976) will be shown at the Haus am Waldsee for the first time in Berlin. Over the past twenty years, the French-Austrian artist, choreographer, and director has created a complex and idiosyncratic body of work that traces the dreams and abysses of adolescence and counterculture. Vienne’s creations, both on stage and in her visual practice, are animated by anthropomorphic figures, puppets, masks, dancers, and actors who explore the longings and fears, but also the subversive potential that lie in childhood. In the exhibition, directed as a play and developed especially for Haus am Waldsee, Vienne creates a field of tension between self-determination and heteronomy, questioning frames of perception. The exhibition is part of a collaboration between the Haus am Waldsee, the Georg Kolbe Museum, and the Sophiensæle. The three institutions bring Vienne’s work in all its complexity to Berlin as part of Art Week 2024 and present different approaches to her multifaceted practice, located between photography, sculpture and installation, film, choreography, and theatre.

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