Anselm KIEFER : Retrospective

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Until 16th April 2016 at the Pompidou Center

Die Orden der Nacht [Les Ordres de la nuit] (1996), acrylique, émulsion et Shellac sur toile, 356 x 463 cm. Seattle Art Museum Photo : © Atelier Anselm Kiefer

Die Orden der Nacht [Les Ordres de la nuit] (1996),
acrylique, émulsion et Shellac sur toile,
356 x 463 cm.
Seattle Art Museum
Photo : © Atelier Anselm Kiefer

Parisian exhibitions are currently putting the light on German artists – and are right to do so! Earlier this year, the Museum of Modern Art devoted a retrospective to painter Markus Lupertz. Now the Pompidou Centre has put together a tour into the heart of the dark and deep work of Anselm Kiefer, after having shown Gerhard Richter in 2012.
This retrospective traces the prolific production of the artist born in 1945, from the 60’s – a less known period of his work though similarly interesting – to the present. Impasto, stormy landscapes, ruins and flowering fields are on show.
Haunted by the history of his country, Kiefer presents a vision which resonates contrastively with the view put forth by Adorno’s famous words: “To write poetry after Auschwitz is a barbaric act because all culture following Auschwitz is just a bunch of junk.” Yet, Anselm Kiefer uses mythological symbols and poetry to talk about creation and redemption.

A must see exhibition!

Practical information

Centre Pompidou

Address: Place Beaubourg, 75004 Paris (tube stop Rambuteau, line 11)

Opening times: 11:00 – 21:00 every day except Tuesdays. Thursdays until 23:00.

Admission fees : 14 € (full fare), 11 € (discounted fare)

 

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