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
A Journey That Wasn’t
June 30, 2018–February 10, 2019
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 Richard Artschwager, Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, Anselm Kiefer, and Ed Ruscha.
Ed Ruscha, Azteca/Azteca In Decline, 2007, Broad Art Foundation © Ed Ruscha
October 19, 2018–January 27, 2019
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, England
This exhibition features works spanning forty years of Anselm 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
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.
Installation view, Black Hole: Arte e matericità tra informe et invisibile, GAMeC—Galleria d’Arte Moderna et Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy, October 4, 2018–January 6, 2019. Artwork, left to right: Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini-Collezione Burri, Città di Castello © 2018 SIAE; © Piero Manzoni/2018 SIAE. Photo: Antonio Maniscalco
Selections from the Peter Marino Collection
July 28–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
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