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.
Anselm Kiefer and Michael Govan
On the occasion of his exhibition Anselm Kiefer: Exodus at Gagosian at Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles, the artist spoke with Michael Govan about his works that elaborate on themes of loss, history, and redemption.
Gagosian Quarterly Winter 2022
The Winter 2022 issue of Gagosian Quarterly is now available, featuring Anna Weyant’s Two Eileens (2022) on its cover.
Hans Ulrich Obrist’s Questionnaire: Anselm Kiefer
In this ongoing series, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist has devised a set of thirty-seven questions that invite artists, authors, musicians, and other visionaries to address key elements of their lives and creative practices. Respondents make a selection from the larger questionnaire and reply in as many or as few words as they desire. For the fourth installment, we are honored to present the artist Anselm Kiefer.
Anselm Kiefer: Architect of Landscape and Cosmology
Jérôme Sans visits La Ribaute in Barjac, France, the vast studio-estate transformed by Anselm Kiefer over the course of decades. The labyrinthine site, now open to the public, stands as a total work of art, reflecting through its grounds, pavilions, and passageways major themes in Kiefer’s oeuvre: regeneration, mythology, memory, and more.
La Ribaute: Transitive, It Transforms
Camille Morineau writes of the triumph of the feminine at Anselm Kiefer’s former studio-estate in Barjac, France, describing the site and its installations as a demonstration of women’s power, a meditation on inversion and permeability, and a reversal of the long invisibility of women in history and myth.
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.
Extended through June 16, 2023
November 19, 2022–June 16, 2023
Gagosian at Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles
Extended through June 26, 2021
Field of the Cloth of Gold
February 7–June 26, 2021