Natascha Sadr Haghighian to Represent Germany Next Year in Venice

October 25th, 2018

Artist Natascha Sadr Haghighian will represent Germany at the Biennale next year, working under the name Natascha Süder Happelmann.  The artist’s research-intensive work follows up the Golden Lion-winning pavilion by Anne Imhof in 2017. “Over a period of around thirty years, a collection of name variations has been accumulating in the artist’s memory and in other places. The different versions have arisen mainly as a result of misspelling and autocorrect when the artist was addressed by public authorities. . . . Following careful analysis of the variations available, a particular version of the name was selected,” a spokesperson says of the artist’s choice of names.

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