Gagosian is proud to present an exhibition by Anselm Kiefer entitled Dein und mein alter und das alter der Welt (Your Age and Mine and the Age of the World). The show will consist of five large new paintings measuring an average of nine feet high by twenty-three feet wide. Accompanying these images on display will be a series of books made by the artist.
As Heiner Bastian has written in the catalogue that accompanies this exhibition, “If these works have a metaphor at all, it is the metaphor that conveys their poetry far away, in the half-obliterated lineaments of the past. One line of a poem takes the analogy far beyond the horizon of paintings, of the horizon of books, to a place where mysterious objects of knowledge exist.” As well, this is a painting of agony, of a journey through a bleak and devastated landscape. For, into symbolic beauty, the destructiveness of reality enters.”
Since his emergence in the late 1970s, Kiefer has been one of Germany’s most significant artists. He was featured in the 1997 Biennale di Venezia with a solo show held at the Museo Correr, concentrating on recent paintings and books.
Rainer Maria Rilke: Duino Elegies
Bobbie Sheng explores the symbiotic relationship between the poet and visual artists of his time and tracks the enduring influence of his poetry on artists working today.
Mythologies: A Conversation with Erlend Høyersten
Gagosian’s Georges Armaos speaks with the director of ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark, about the exhibition Mythologies: The Beginning and End of Civilizations, the art of Anselm Kiefer, and the role of museums during times of crisis.
Cast of Characters
James Lawrence explores how contemporary artists have grappled with the subject of the library.
Veil and Vault
An exhibition at the Broad in Los Angeles prompts James Lawrence to examine how artists give shape and meaning to the passage of time, and how the passage of time shapes our evolving accounts of art.
Richard Calvocoressi speaks with Anselm Kiefer about the range of mythological and historical symbols in the artist’s sculpture Uraeus.
Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus
Taking viewers behind the scenes during the installation of Anselm Kiefer’s Uraeus at Channel Gardens, Rockefeller Center®, New York, this video features interviews with Kiefer, Robin Vousden, Nicholas Baume, and Richard Calvocoressi. The speakers detail the conception, installation, and symbolism of this monumental public sculpture.
Extended through June 26, 2021
Field of the Cloth of Gold
February 7–June 26, 2021
Extended through September 1, 2017
Transition from Cool to Warm
May 5–September 1, 2017
West 21st Street, New York
Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Harmony Korine, Robert Rauschenberg, Julian Schnabel, Rudolf Stingel, Franz West
June 7–July 18, 2014
555 West 24th Street, New York