Anselm Kiefer à La Tourette
Anselm Kiefer à La Tourette is available for online reading from June 22 through July 20 as part of Artist Spotlight: Anselm Kiefer. This book was published on the occasion of the artist’s 2019 exhibition Anselm Kiefer à La Tourette at the Couvent Sainte-Marie de La Tourette, Éveux, France. In 1966 Kiefer spent a few weeks at La Tourette, the monastery designed by Le Corbusier, where he was inspired by the materiality of the architecture. Fifty-two years later he was invited to return to exhibit his work in dialogue with the spiritual place. Anselm Kiefer à La Tourette documents the installations, paintings, sculptures, and artist’s books that were on view, and includes a series of photographs of the monastery taken by the artist. The publication also features a foreword by Larry Gagosian, an essay by Brother Marc Chauveau, and a text by Kiefer originally written in 1966 following his stay.
Anselm Kiefer à La Tourette (New York: Gagosian, in association with Le Couvent Sainte-Marie de La Tourette, Bernard Chauveau Édition, and Atelier Anselm Kiefer, 2020)
Artist Spotlight: Anselm Kiefer
La Ribaute Private Tour and Lunch
Over the course of three decades, Anselm Kiefer has transformed La Ribaute—a 40-hectare site located in the south of France near Barjac, northwest of Avignon—into a uniquely immersive artistic environment.
Enter for a chance to join an exclusive tour of the grounds on Saturday, September 10, 2022, for you and a guest. The visit includes a guided walk-through led by Gagosian director Georges Armaos, featuring a talk with Kiefer studio director Waltraud Forelli, and a private lunch amid the artist’s monumental installations.
Anselm Kiefer, Die Frauen der Antike, 1999–2002, installation view, La Ribaute, Barjac, France © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Charles Duprat
Friday, March 4, 2022
As part of Phillips’s 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, donated works by artists including Edmund de Waal, Anselm Kiefer, and Gerhard Richter will be offered in support of the Warburg Renaissance, a project to enhance the Warburg Institute’s facilities and programming. Proceeds will help fund the completion of the Institute’s renovation and expansion, led by Stirling Prize–winning architecture firm Haworth Tompkins, as well as provide support for new exhibitions, residencies, and commissions for contemporary artists, writers, and thinkers. The artworks are viewable at 30 Berkeley Square in London from February 23 to March 3.
Edmund de Waal, Einmal, 2020 © Edmund de Waal
Word, Image, and Memory
Aby Warburg and Anselm Kiefer
Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 12pm EST (5pm BST)
Join the Warburg Institute and Gagosian for an online panel discussion about word, image, and memory as it relates to the Institute’s founding mission and the work of Anselm Kiefer. The conversation takes place on the occasion of a benefit auction hosted by Philips on March 4 to raise funds for the Warburg Renaissance, a project that aims to enhance the Institute’s academic resources, teaching facilities, and public programming. Bill Sherman, director of the Warburg Institute, and Richard Calvocoressi and Robin Vousden, both directors at Gagosian, will discuss the painting Kiefer has donated, der Morgenthau-Plan (The Morgenthau Plan) (2021). To attend the event, register at sas.sym-online.com.
Anselm Kiefer, der Morgenthau-Plan (The Morgenthau Plan), 2021 © Anselm Kiefer
with Anselm Kiefer and Emanuele Coccia
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 2pm edt
Sarah Sze will discuss her recent exhibition catalogue De nuit en jour/Night into Day—featuring contributions by Bruno Latour, Jean Nouvel, and Leanne Sacramone—with Anselm Kiefer and philosopher Emanuele Coccia, as part of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain’s Art Book Series. Sze will join from her studio in New York, while Kiefer and Coccia will speak from inside the exhibition Night into Day at Foundation Cartier. The trio will talk about Twice Twilight and Tracing Fallen Sky (both 2020), two works Sze created specifically for the Paris exhibition, and about Kiefer’s recently installed work at the Panthéon in Paris. To join the online event, visit www.fondationcartier.com.
Sarah Sze, Tracing Fallen Sky, 2020 (detail), installation view, Sarah Sze: Night into Day, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris © Sarah Sze
Transition from Cool to Warm
Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm is available for online reading from May 31 through July 1 as part of the From the Library series. The catalogue documents the artist’s exhibition at Gagosian New York in 2017. Central to this publication are more than forty watercolors made between 2012 and 2016, marking Kiefer’s return to the medium after forty years. The exhibition also featured over forty unique artist books and nine monumental landscape paintings, which are included in the catalogue. Essays by novelist Karl Ove Knausgård and art historian James Lawrence are included, along with an interview by art journalist Louisa Buck and the artist.
Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm (New York: Gagosian, 2017)
Over the course of several decades, Anselm Kiefer has transformed La Ribaute—his vast studio complex in the South of France, near Barjac, northwest of Avignon—into a uniquely immersive artistic environment, filling the 40-hectare site with more than seventy installations, often at a monumental scale. All are connected through an intricate network of paths, tunnels, and underground crypts. Beginning in May 2022, La Ribaute is open to the public for guided tours, enabling visitors to encounter an extensive representation of Kiefer’s work in various mediums, as well as site-specific installations by Laurie Anderson, Giovanni Anselmo, VALIE EXPORT, and Wolfgang Laib. To visit the site, purchase tickets at eschaton-foundation.com.
Anselm Kiefer, Die Himmelspaläste, 2003–18, installation view, La Ribaute, Barjac, France © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Charles Duprat
Anselm Kiefer has produced a new series of works for the Panthéon in Paris, including a permanent installation comprising six vitrines, as well as two monumental paintings that are currently on loan. Together with a composition by the French contemporary composer Pascal Dusapin, it forms an ensemble of new works commissioned by President Emmanuel Macron. This marks the first time since 1924 that such a commission has been produced for the Panthéon; the works’ unveiling coincided with Armistice Day, November 11, 2020.
Anselm Kiefer, Qu’est-ce que nous sommes. . . , 2020, installation view, Panthéon, Paris © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Georges Poncet
Anselm Kiefer will be presented with the 2017 J. Paul Getty Medal to honor his extraordinary contributions to the practice, understanding, and support of the arts at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York on November 13, 2017.
Photo: Peter Rigaud
Anselm Kiefer at the Royal Academy of Arts
On the occasion of Anselm Kiefer’s 2014 retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, Kiefer and Royal Academy specialists discuss his work and the trajectory of his artistic practice in preparation for his exhibition.
Anselm Kiefer in Conversation with Tim Marlow
Art historian and broadcaster Tim Marlow sits down for a discussion with Anselm Kiefer, on the occasion of Kiefer’s 2014 retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, for a conversation regarding his artistic process, source material, and the effect of history and memory on his practice.
Behind the Scenes
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen presents a revealing video of the restoration process of Anselm Kiefer’s Wohin wir uns wenden im Gewitter der Rosen, ist die Nacht mit Dornen erhellt (1998). The work, owned by notable collectors Henk and Victoria de Heus-Zomer, is on permanent loan to the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.
Questi scritti, quando verranno bruciati, daranno finalmente un po’ di luce (Andrea Emo)
Through October 29, 2022
Palazzo Ducale, Venice
This exhibition of new work by Anselm Kiefer, whose title loosely translates to These writings, when burned, will finally cast a little light, coincides with the 59th Biennale di Venezia and takes its title from the writings of the Venetian philosopher Andrea Emo (1901–1983). Kiefer was invited by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia to present a site-specific installation of paintings that respond to both the Sala dello Scrutinio—one of the most important spaces in the Palazzo Ducale—and the history of Venice.
Installation view, Anselm Kiefer Questi scritti, quando verranno bruciati, daranno finalmente un po’ di luce (Andrea Emo), Palazzo Ducale, Venice, March 26–October 29, 2022. Artwork © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Andrea Avezzù
Pour Paul Celan
December 16, 2021–January 11, 2022
Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris
Fifteen years after inaugurating the Monumenta series at the Grand Palais in 2007, Anselm Kiefer is the first artist to realize a new project that engages with the entire space of the Grand Palais Éphémère. Continuing Kiefer’s work on European memory, the exhibition includes sculptures, installations, and nineteen large-scale canvases informed by the verses of the German-language poet Paul Celan.
Anselm Kiefer, Irrennäpfe, 2021 © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Georges Poncet
October 15, 2021–January 9, 2022
Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome
This exhibition celebrates the Florentine poet Dante Alighieri, and the 700th anniversary of his death by gathering together two hundred artworks that investigate modern interpretations of the infernal universe, its landscapes, and its inhabitants. Work by Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, and Auguste Rodin is included.
Installation view, Inferno, Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, October 15, 2021–January 9, 2022. Artwork © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Alberto Novelli
Contemporary European Art
June 9–October 10, 2021
Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin
Presenting work by more than ninety established and emerging artists from thirty-four countries, Diversity United reflects the diversity and vitality of Europe’s contemporary art scene. The exhibition, which will travel to venues in Moscow and Paris, sheds light on subjects such as freedom, democracy, migration, territory, and political and personal identity. Work by Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, Tatiana Trouvé, and Rachel Whiteread is included.
Rachel Whiteread, Untitled, 2010, installation view, Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin © Rachel Whiteread
May 7–September 19, 2021
Albertina Modern, Vienna
Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this exhibition features more than a hundred contemporary artworks from the Albertina’s collection organized into seven different “chapters” conceived as independent yet loosely connected “worlds.” Work by Georg Baselitz, Katharina Grosse, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Albert Oehlen, Andy Warhol, and Franz West is included.
Georg Baselitz, B. für Larry (Remix), 2006 © Georg Baselitz 2021
The Beginning and End of Civilizations
April 4–October 18, 2020
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark
This exhibition attempts to expose the mythological narratives that have sustained society through various historical epochs and had a governing influence on communities as well as on war and destruction. By highlighting specific historical points of interest, the show aims to uncover periods where old narratives are discarded and new ones emerge, often via radical ruptures. Work by Damien Hirst and Anselm Kiefer is included.
Damien Hirst, Mermaid, 2014 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2020
Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to Now
September 12, 2019–January 12, 2020
British Museum, London
Celebrating drawing in its own right, rather than its historic role as preparatory to painting, this exhibition explores how contemporary artists have used drawing to examine themes including identity, place, and memory. Work by Glenn Brown, Ellen Gallagher, Anselm Kiefer, and Rachel Whiteread is included.
Glenn Brown, Children of the Revolution (after Rembrandt), 2017 © Glenn Brown
Die jungen Jahre der Alten Meister
September 13, 2019–January 5, 2020
Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
Anselm Kiefer, Wege, 1977–80 © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Charles Duprat
Anselm Kiefer à La Tourette
September 24–December 22, 2019
Couvent de La Tourette, Éveux, France
In 1966 Anselm Kiefer spent a few weeks at La Tourette, the monastery designed by Le Corbusier, where he was inspired by the materiality of the architecture. This exhibition aims to place Kiefer’s work in dialogue with this special place and includes installations, paintings, sculptures, and vitrines with the artist’s books.
Installation view, Anselm Kiefer à La Tourette, Couvent de La Tourette, Éveux, France, September 24–December 22, 2019. Artwork © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Jean-Philippe Simard
Bøker og tresnitt
May 29–September 14, 2019
Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo
This exhibition aims to point out the various connections Anselm Kiefer has with poetry, myths, history, philosophy, and alchemy, through a collection of artist’s books dating from the years 1969 to 2017, along with a selection of his woodcuts, the most recent of which are being shown for the first time. This exhibition has traveled from the Fondation Jan Michalski in Montricher, Switzerland.
Anselm Kiefer, Barren Landscape, 1987–89 © Anselm Kiefer
RA Summer Exhibition 2019
June 10–August 12, 2019
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Running annually since 1769, the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open-submission art show. It brings together art in all mediums—prints, paintings, film, photography, sculpture, architectural works and more—with some 1,200 works on display, many of them for the first time. Work by Michael Craig-Martin, Thomas Houseago, and Anselm Kiefer is included.
Installation view, RA Summer Exhibition 2019, Royal Academy of Arts, London, June 10–August 12, 2019. Artwork © Thomas Houseago
Livres et xylographies
February 8–May 12, 2019
Fondation Jan Michalski, Montricher, Switzerland
This exhibition aims to point out the many connections Anselm Kiefer has with poetry, myths, Sumerian and biblical stories, fairy tales, history, philosophy, kabbalah, and alchemy, through a collection of artist’s books dating from the years 1969 to 2017, along with a selection of his woodcuts, the most recent of which are being shown for the first time.
Anselm Kiefer, Territories and peoples of our time (A politico-geographical manual), 1976 © Anselm Kiefer