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
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
Frieze Chelsea Night
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 6–8pm
Galleries and non-profits located in Chelsea will remain open to Frieze audiences after hours. Robert Therrien will be on view at our West 24th Street gallery and Anselm Kiefer: Transition from Cool to Warm will be on view at our West 21st Street gallery.
Installation view, Robert Therrien, Gagosian, New York. Photo by Rob McKeever
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
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
Closing this Week
Selections from the Peter Marino Collection
Through September 23, 2018
Southampton Arts Center, New York
In 1978 Peter Marino acquired an artwork from Andy Warhol. Since then, the Peter Marino Collection has grown to encompass hundreds of paintings and mixed-media pieces representing some of the most notable artists of today. Work by Georg Baselitz, Glenn Brown, Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer, Richard Prince, and Andy Warhol is included.
Georg Baselitz, Lehr nich ratte much wilm (Lelf bal wile), 2013 © Georg Baselitz 2018
A Journey That Wasn’t
Opened June 30, 2018
The Broad, Los Angeles
This exhibition explores complex representations of time and its passage. The show includes more than fifty works drawn from the museum’s collection of postwar and contemporary art and features more than twenty artists, including Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, Anselm Kiefer, and Ed Ruscha.
Ed Ruscha, Azteca/Azteca In Decline, 2007, Broad Art Foundation © Ed Ruscha
Arte e matericità tra informe et invisibile
October 4, 2018–January 6, 2019
GAMeC — Galleria d’Arte Moderna et Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy
Black Hole: Arte e matericità tra informe et invisibile is the first exhibition in an ambitious three-year research program dedicated to the theme of matter. Activating a dialogue with the history of scientific and technological discoveries, and investigating the development of aesthetics theories, Black Hole showcases the work of artists who have explored the material element’s most intrinsic significance, where the actual concept of matter shatters to open up a more profound idea of matter as an original element, as the primordial substance that constitutes everything. Work by Urs Fischer, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Giacometti, Anselm Kiefer, and Piero Manzoni is included.
October 19, 2018–January 27, 2019
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, England
This exhibition features works spanning forty years of Kiefer’s career, characterized by the artist’s unflinching willingness to confront taboo and controversial issues from recent history.
Anselm Kiefer, The Moral Law within Us, The Starry Heavens Above Us, 1969–2010, Tate and National Galleries of Scotland © Anselm Kiefer
Anselm Kiefer at the Met Breuer
December 13, 2017–April 8, 2018
Met Breuer, New York
This exhibition features thirty-four works on paper and one painting, all drawn from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and spans the artist’s nearly fifty-year career.
Anselm Kiefer, Heavy Cloud, 1985, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York © Anselm Kiefer
November 17, 2017–March 12, 2018
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
For the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death, Anselm Kiefer is exhibiting recent paintings and sculptures in dialogue with master works by Rodin. Inspired by the debris and offcuts of Rodin’s sculptures—as well as by relics of his own life and other unusual materials—Kiefer’s recent work shares an instinctive originality with the French master’s oeuvre. The exhibition was co-organized by the Musée Rodin in Paris and has traveled from there.
Anselm Kiefer, sursum corda, 2016 © Anselm Kiefer. Photo by Georges Poncet
Proof of Life
May 19, 2017–February 25, 2018
Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany
Proof of Life brings together one hundred paintings, sculptures, and photographic works that investigate existential questions in a manner both palpable and profound. Work by Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, Anselm Kiefer, Sterling Ruby, and Richard Serra is included.
Installation view, Proof of Life, Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany, May 19, 2017–February 25, 2018. Photo: Björn Behrens
Modes of Behavior Towards People When Affection Plays a Part
July 15–November 5, 2017
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart will present a selection from the collection of Alison and Peter W. Klein. The Kleins, who have been collecting for over thirty years, have amassed a varied collection of more than two thousand works by international artists. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Anselm Kiefer, and Karin Kneffel is included.
Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2003/05 © Gregory Crewdson
September 16–October 31, 2017
Eight exhibition venues in Beijing, China
Deutschland 8 is the continuation of the intercultural dialogue between China and Germany that successfully started with the exhibition China 8 in 2015. New works by German artists will be on view at eight different museums throughout Beijing. The works selected will highlight the historical context and developments in German art from 1945 to the present day. Work by Georg Baselitz, Katharina Grosse, Andreas Gursky, Anselm Kiefer, Albert Oehlen, and Thomas Ruff is included.
Anselm Kiefer, The Door, 1973 © Anselm Kiefer
March 14–October 22, 2017
Musée Rodin, Paris
For the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death, Anselm Kiefer is exhibiting recent paintings and sculptures in dialogue with the museum’s collection. Inspired by the debris and offcuts of Rodin’s sculptures—combined with relics of his own life and other unusual materials—Kiefer’s recent work shares an instinctive originality with the French master’s oeuvre. The exhibition was co-organized by the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia and will be presented there this November.
Anselm Kiefer, Daphné, 2016 © Anselm Kiefer. Photo by Georges Poncet
June 14–September 10, 2017
Palais de Tokyo, Paris
This exhibition explores the diorama as an unexpected source of inspiration for contemporary art. At the intersection of art, cinema, and theater, this cross-disciplinary exhibition recontextualizes the diorama with a renewed approach to the history of spectatorship, including the influence of science and technology on popular culture, fun fairs, and exhibitions. Work by Duane Hanson, Anselm Kiefer, Tatiana Trouvé, Jeff Wall, and Tom Wesselmann is included.
Tatiana Trouvé, Untitled, 2007 © ADAGP, Paris 2017. Photo by Daniele Resini
Anselm Kiefer from the Hall Collection
November 29, 2016–September 10, 2017
NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Regeneration Series of exhibitions focuses on post–World War II artists whose work addresses issues of identity and the convergence of history and mythology. This exhibition includes more than fifty of Kiefer’s artist books, works on paper, paintings, and sculptures from 1969 to 2013.
Installation view, Regeneration Series: Anselm Kiefer from the Hall Collection, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2017. Photo by Steven Brooke