Video: Anselm Kiefer In Paris
More than 60 paintings, as well as installations, graphics, prints and sculptures illustrate the most important moments in the creative biography of Anselm Kiefer: it is impossible to tell about one of the brightest artists of the New Wild movement, a student of Joseph Beuys, and today an incredibly popular and expensive author. in a nutshell. Behind gray-earthy tones, unkempt textures and unexpected objects sticking out of Kiefer's paintings - from wheat ears to traps and scales - there is a great analytical work on the history, myths and secrets of his country.
Anselm Kiefer. Margarethe, 1981. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). © Anselm Kiefer / Photo: Ian Reeves
Born in the most dramatic period of the 20th century - in the spring of 1945, Anselm Kiefer grew up in post-Hitler Germany and entered art along with Georg Baselitz, Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter. His symbolic art quickly won admirers: the curators of this exhibition were to collect Kiefer's works in private and museum collections in Europe and the United States. Many of them are completely unknown to the public, so even those who saw his impressive solo exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London last year will be surprised at something in Paris. For a complete immersion in Kiefer's work, it is worth going to Milan's HangarBicocca (the sculptures The Seven Heavenly Palaces presented in his permanent exhibition could not get to Paris purely for territorial reasons: concrete towers,the lowest of which reaches 14 meters in height, alas, require much more space than the Center Georges Pompidou can provide). However, the latter is impressive not in size, but in number and artistic value: you can verify this from December 16 to April 18, 2016.
Anselm Kiefer. Lilith, 1987-1990. From the private collection Groth Collection. © Atelier Anselm Kiefer
Anselm Kiefer. Shevirath ha Kelim, 2015. From a private collection. © Georges Poncet
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