Anselm Kiefer

  • Books & Woodcuts
    May 30, 2019 - September 15, 2019
    Astrup Fearnley Museet
    Strandpromenaden 2,
    Oslo

    The exhibition Anselm Kiefer – Books and Woodcuts focuses on the connection between Kiefer’s art and literature in general, a dialogue that is present in a number of works from various periods in the form of paintings, sculptures, woodcuts and artist’s books.

    His works bear witness to the significant role words and literature have always played in his life. This is evident in, among others, the three works of his that are on permanent exhibition at Astrup Fearnley Museet: Barren Landscape, Ladder to the Sky and, not least, The High Priestess/Zweistromland.

    https://www.afmuseet.no/en/exhibition/upcoming-anselm-kiefer-books-and-woodcuts

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  • Anselm Kiefer I Books and Woodcuts
    February 8, 2019 - May 12, 2019
    The Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature
    En Bois Désert 10
    1147 Montricher
    Switzerland

    Focusing on the literary references in Kiefer’s work, the exhibition features a series of books dating from the years 1969 to 2017, and an accompanying selection of woodcuts, the most recent of which are being shown for the first time.

    Through their materiality and esthetic, books were the first support for his artmaking, and writing every day in a journal has enabled the artist to reflect on his work and to engage in research that is closely connected with his thinking

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  • Performance Ayumi Paul, 'Concert in 4 Parts'
    June 9, 2018 - June 9, 2018
    Paris Pantin

    For the last day of Anselm Kiefer's exhibition "Für Andrea Emo", Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Pantin is pleased to host again a performance conceived by violinist and composer Ayumi Paul. Created last April 21st in response to Kiefer's new series of works, "Concert in 4 parts" will be performed twice, at 11am and 6pm on Saturday, June 9.

    Ayumi Paul is a Berlin based violinist and composer. Her work combines site-specific concert, composition, performance, and installation.
    The intrinsic sound of body, material, and the surroundings is essential to her conceptual approach to creating highly sensitive and often durational performances which expand the possibilities of listening.
    She trained as a classical violinist at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin and Indiana University and gave her solo debut at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall in 2003 from where she con-tinued to perform at the world´s most sought after concert halls while at the same time develop-ing her own distinct approach to music. In recent years she became more widely known in the visual and performative art context and her performances have been exhibited at Kunsthalle Osnabrück (2016), Esther Schipper (2017), and National Gallery Singapore (2018).


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  • Talk by Sydney Picasso
    May 27, 2018 - May 27, 2018
    Paris Pantin

    On the occasion of Paris Gallery Weekend and the exhibition "Anselm Kiefer : Für Andrea Emo", Art Historian Sydney Picasso will talk on Sunday 27 May at 3pm about "Anselm Kiefer and Iconoclasm" referring to the artist’s continuous interest in the process of destruction and regeneration. Since many years Sydney Picasso is writing about modern and contemporary art, archaeology and style. Her talk (in English) will furthermore evoke the pratice, aesthetic and repercussion of Anselm Kiefer’s work.

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  • Performance Ayumi Paul 21-22 April
    April 21, 2018 - April 22, 2018
    Paris Pantin
    A l'occasion de l'exposition « Anselm Kiefer, Für Andrea Emo », La Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac présente une performance de la violoniste et compositrice Ayumi Paul dans sa galerie de Pantin. « Concert en 4 parties » a été créée en réponse à la nouvelle série d'œuvres d'Anselm Kiefer.
    La performance aura lieu le samedi 21 avril de 17 à 18h et le dimanche 22 avril de 15 à 16h.

    Ayumi Paul est une violoniste et compositrice basée à Berlin. Son travail combine le concert, la composition, la performance et l’installation.
    Le son intrinsèque du corps, de la matière et de l'environnement est essentiel à son approche conceptuelle afin de créer des performances hautement sensorielles et souvent inscrites dans la durée, ce qui étend les possibilités de l’écoute. 
    Elle a suivi une formation classique à la Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler de l'Université de Berlin et de l’Université d’Indiana, et a fait ses débuts solo au Berlin Philharmonic Hall en 2003. Suite à cela, elle a développé sa carrière de violoniste en jouant dans des salles de concerts mondialement connues, tout en développant de façon distincte ses propres recherches sur la musique. Ces dernières années, elle a été plus largement reconnue pour son art visuel et performatif. Ses performances ont été présentées à la Kunsthalle Osnabrück (2016), dans la galerie Esther Schipper (2017), et à la National Gallery de Singapour (2018)

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    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is delighted to host a performance by violinist and composer Ayumi Paul in its Paris Pantin gallery, on the occasion of the exhibition 'Anselm Kiefer, Für Andrea Emo'. Her piece 'Concert in 4 parts' has been composed in response to Anselm Kiefer’s new series of works.
     
    Ayumi Paul is a Berlin based violinist and composer. Her work combines site-specific concert, composition, performance, and installation.
    The intrinsic sound of body, material, and the surroundings is essential to her conceptual approach to creating highly sensitive and often durational performances which expand the possibilities of listening.
    She trained as a classical violinist at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin and Indiana University and gave her solo debut at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall in 2003 from where she con-tinued to perform at the world´s most sought after concert halls while at the same time develop-ing her own distinct approach to music. In recent years she became more widely known in the visual and performative art context and her performances have been exhibited at Kunsthalle Osnabrück (2016), Esther Schipper (2017), and National Gallery Singapore (2018).

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  • Provocations
    December 13, 2017 - April 18, 2018
    Met Breuer
    945 Madison Ave
    New York

    Provocations: Anselm Kiefer at The Met Breuer will feature 34 works on paper and one painting by the German artist, all drawn from The Met collection.

    The exhibition will span the artist's nearly 50-year career and will be on view at The Met Breuer through April 8, 2018.

    Anselm Kiefer (born 1945) has confronted and wrestled with the past throughout his career. In 1969, toward the end of his studies at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe, Kiefer photographed himself in his father's Wehrmacht uniform, posing in front of historic monuments and Romantic seascapes in Europe, with his arm extended in an illegal Nazi salute. Six years later, the artist selected 18 of these images for a photo-essay titled "Occupations," which met with widespread public outcry. Indeed, while Kiefer's artistic provocation ran counter to the intense process of postwar denazification, which included the removal and destruction of offensive signs of Germany's infamous history, it was also an unwelcome threat to a kind of collective amnesia that had overtaken West Germany in the 1960s and 1970s.

     

    https://metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/anselm-kiefer

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  • ACQUIRY OF WOKRS BY ANSELM KIEFER
    June 21, 2017 - July 1, 2018

    The Michael & Eleonore Stoffel Foundation has worked in close collaboration with the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen to acquire on behalf of the latter institution five works by Anselm Kiefer. The acquisition marks a milestone in the development of the collection. Anselm Kiefer has created a body of work that broke the silence surrounding the German past in the Third Reich, while also finding a poignant language for articulating the global intertwinement of human civilization. He delves deep into old Christian, Kabbalistic, and Far Eastern traditions, explores the world’s great mythical, religious, and poetic texts, and forges links between them and the world as it is experienced today. The monumental painting “Der Sand aus den Urnen” (2009) and the two large wall pieces transferred onto lead in 2011 and entitled “OCCUPATIONS” (1969/2011) as well as the two display cases “Die 12 Stämme“ (2010) and “Morgenthau” (2016) will now form an additional highlight in the collection profile at the Pinakothek der Moderne.
    The recent acquisitions of those five works by Anselm Kiefer significantly expand the institution’s holdings of the artist’s works, which previously consisted solely of three photographs and the painting “Nero malt” (1974), the latter from the Wittelsbacher Ausgleichsfonds (formerly known as the Prince Franz of Bavaria Collection). With the five new accessions, the collection now boasts a representative display of Anselm Kiefer’s art. The artist’s works will go on show alongside comprehensive groups and/or rooms of works by other groundbreaking artists, particularly Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Wolfgang Laib, Sigmar Polke, Arnulf Rainer and Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, and Andy Warhol. The acquisition of this set of works not only enriches the collection in terms of its density and variety, but also further bolsters the Pinakothek der Moderne’s profile on the international stage.

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  • For Velimir Khlebnikov. Fates of Nations
    May 30, 2017 - September 3, 2017
    The State Hermitage Museum
    2, Dvortsovaya Square
    Saint Petersburg, Russia

    The State Hermitage Museum inaugurates the first solo exhibition of Anselm Kiefer in Russia. Located in the Nicholas Hall of the Winter Palace, the exhibition is dedicated to the great Russian poet Velimir Khlebnikov.

    For Kiefer, poetical production is often a starting point: “I think in pictures. Poems help me with this. They are like buoys in the sea. I swim to them, from one to the other. In between, without them, I am lost. They are the handholds where something masses together in the infinite expanse.”

    One of Khlebnikov’s central ideas is that major pivotal naval and terrestrial battles endlessly repeat every 317 years. This foresight was for Kiefer a thread to reflect on themes of war and peace, the fugacity and finitude of all human aspirations and the mercilessness of fate. All the while, the exhibition “Anselm Kiefer, for Khlebnikov” is an ode to the sorrowful beauty of rusted vessels – these relics of wars once instilled fear and are now left at the uttermost points of the earth.

     

    http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/what-s-on/temp_exh/2017/kiefer/?lng=

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  • For Louis-Ferdinand Céline: Voyage au bout de la nuit
    April 2, 2017 - August 6, 2017
    Copenhagen Contemporary
    Trangravsvej 10–12
    1436 Copenhagen

    CC presents For Louis-Ferdinand Céline: Voyage au bout de la nuit: a large-scale installation by Anselm Kiefer.

    Kiefer has been making lead airplane sculptures since the late 1980s. The pieces in this exhibition, with their battered, war-weary aura, dominate a 1500-square-meter space. The allegorically significant airplanes are juxtaposed and converse with a series of paintings that measure up to 6.6m in height and 11.4 meters in width. The paintings contain references to photographs the artist took during his travels in the Gobi Desert in 1993 and also to a scene in the Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann’s Book of Franza (1955), in which the title character unsuccessfully seeks solace in the barrenness of the desert.


    http://cphco.org/en/exhibition/anselm-kiefer/

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  • REGENERATION SERIES: ANSELM KIEFER FROM THE HALL COLLECTION
    November 29, 2016 - August 13, 2017
    NSU Art Museum
    One East Las Olas Boulevard
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    The work of Anselm Kiefer, one of the world’s most prominent contemporary artists, launches a new exhibition series at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale focusing on post-World War II artists whose work addresses issues of identity and the convergence of history and mythology. Regeneration Series: Anselm Kiefer from the Hall Collection will be on view at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale from November 29, 2016 - August 13, 2017. Drawn from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections, which together make up one of the world’s largest groups of works by Anselm Kiefer, the exhibition will include approximately 50 major Kiefer artist books, works on paper, paintings, and sculptures from the late 1960s to the present day. This is the first time that the majority of the Kiefer works from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections will be shown together to the public. The exhibition is organized by NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale in collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation, and is curated by Bonnie Clearwater, NSU Art Museum Director and Chief Curator.

     

    An opening reception with the artist will take place on November 28, from 6 to 8 pm.

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