Monday, April 30, 2018, 6:30–8pm
New School, New York
Anselm Kiefer will speak with Richard Calvocoressi about his new work and past public art projects on the occasion of his new public installation Uraeus at Rockefeller Center, New York, on view May 2–July 22, 2018. To attend the event, purchase tickets at newschool.edu.
Anselm Kiefer, Uraeus, 2017–18 (detail) © Anselm Kiefer
May 2–July 22, 2018
Rockefeller Center, New York
Uraeus is Anselm Kiefer’s first US site-specific public sculpture. Commissioned by Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer, and presented by Gagosian, the work consists of a gigantic open book with eagle’s wings 30 feet in span, both made of lead, on top of a 20-foot-tall lead-clad stainless steel column. Clustered around the base are further outsize lead books, while a large snake coils up the column. Lead is one of the artist’s preferred materials owing to its soft, fluid properties traditionally associated with alchemical transformation, especially its second stage: dissolution.
Anselm Kiefer, Uraeus, 2017–18 (detail) © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Georges Poncet
Anselm Kiefer will be presented with the J. Paul Getty Medal to honor his extraordinary contributions to the practice, understanding, and support of the arts on November 13, 2017 at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York.
Photo: Peter Rigaud
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7pm
New York Public Library
LIVE from the NYPL, an ongoing series of talks at the New York Public Library, will host a conversation between Anselm Kiefer and Paul Holdengräber. The pair will discuss Kiefer’s new work on the occasion of his exhibition Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm opening at Gagosian West 21st Street on May 5. Watch the live stream here.
Anselm Kiefer, aller Tage Abend, aller Abende Tag (The Evening of All Days, The Day of All Evenings), 2014. Photo: Charles Duprat