Anselm Kiefer


  • Edited by Beate Reifenscheid
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 23 x 28 cm
  • Pages 184 pages
  • Illustrations 120 colour illustrations
  • Language English, German
  • Year 2012
  • ISBN 9788836624546
  • Price € 28,00
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"Accompanying Anselm Kiefer on this pictorial journey is a demanding, but without doubt excellent adventure. The latter because your eyes wander through a uniquely real aesthetic and the former because Kiefer demands a great deal from the viewer. This is due to the fact that the history behind the histories demands a significant amount of knowledge and mental work. However, it is worth following Kiefer, as he, in contrast to other artists, does not simply illustrate histories. His narratives get to the heart of history. Kiefer is both an enlightener and a poet. He requires eduction and the willingness to learn and experience new things with him." (Dieter Ronte)It is the objective of this exhibition to look into these histories behind histories and, in doing so, bring pieces to the fore that both illustrate the central themes in Kiefer's art and provide a connection to those of Kiefer's works that Peter and Irene Ludwig acquired as early as the 1970s and 1980s . "Memorabillia" looks into this idea of remembering in pictures and handwritten texts, as well as in books, which in Anselm Kiefer's case manage even without words.

Koblenz, August - October, 2012