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Anaïs Wenger
On an invitation from theCollectif Détente

Modern Muse, 2021

Anaïs Wenger seizes reality, composes situations and stages experiences. She creates shared moments, contexts that disturb, thwart and manipulate collective cultural constructions. She creates shared moments, contexts that disturb, thwart and manipulate collective cultural constructions. By taking new narratives from objects, from already-existing forms and situations, she suggests different lyrical and critical ways of looking at them – alternative narratives of a familiar phenomenon that has become surprising. Here, the artist presents the perfume bottle in its performative, discursive and poetic potential. Playing with puns, she composes a poem of conceptual odours, linking sensual dreams, romantic (de)construction and literary journeys. Perfume as an intangible yet shareable entity, perfume as a feeling.
Gabrielle Boder & Tadeo Kohan

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The artistic practice of Anaïs Wenger (*1991, Geneva) questions the notions of performance and narration through a variety of forms and situations. She graduated with an MA from HEAD - Geneva and has gone on to develop her work in various institutions, festivals and independent spaces venues in Switzerland and abroad, like the ICA Fondazione (Milan), Le Palais de l'Athénée (Geneva), Spatzi Aperti (Rome), Espace Temoin (Geneva), Motrat (Pristina), WallRiss (Fribourg), Palp Festival (Sion), Messe Halle (Basel), CAC (Geneva), Antigel Festival/Ferme de la Chapelle (Lancy), Point Chaud (Lausanne), Alienze (Lausanne), 3353 (Carouge), Kaserne (Basel), FriArt (Fribourg), One Gee In Fog (Geneva), CAN (Neuchâtel), Espace Libre (Bienne), Théâtre du Loup (Geneva), Kunsthaus Langenthal (Langenthal), Zabrisikie Point (Geneva), Badengahrt (Baden), Solstice Art Center (Navan).

©Isabelle Meister (portrait)
©Thomas Maisonnasse
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Anaïs Wenger

la distillatrice des désirs