»The German Pavilion – Political Art in Challenging Times«
Susanne Pfeffer in a conversation with Nicolaus Schafhausen
Susanne Pfeffer, director of the museum Fridericianum in Kassel, talks to Nicolaus Schafhausen about the Fridericianum and its unique position as Europe’s first museum building and center of the quintennial documenta, founded in 1955. She also speaks about major international projects like the Venice Biennale where, for this year’s edition, she curated the German pavilion, which was awarded the Golden Lion for Best National Pavilion.
As point of departure for her reflections on contemporary art mirroring existing political conditions she turns to the work of artist Anne Imhof, which features at the German Pavilion and who, Susanne Pfeffer says, captures “the brutality of our time with harsh realism.”