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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