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Anselm Kiefer, Engelssturz (Fall of the Angel), 2022–23 © Anselm Kiefer

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Angeli caduti

Through July 21, 2024
Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
www.palazzostrozzi.org

This exhibition, whose title translates to Fallen Angels, places work by Anselm Kiefer in direct dialogue with the Renaissance architecture of Palazzo Strozzi, and reflects on topics such as identity, history, and philosophy. Featuring over twenty-five works by Kiefer, both historical and recent, it also includes a new work for the museum’s courtyard and an immersive installation comprised of sixty canvases of various formats.

Anselm Kiefer, Engelssturz (Fall of the Angel), 2022–23 © Anselm Kiefer

Glenn Brown, The Holy Bible, 2022 © Glenn Brown

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Dix und die Gegenwart

September 30, 2023–April 1, 2024
Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
www.deichtorhallen.de

This exhibition, whose title translates to Dix and the Present, explores the work of Otto Dix (1891–1969) and the artist’s enduring influence. It focuses on the ostensibly apolitical work Dix created beginning in 1933, which was less aggressive than his radical and provocative paintings of the 1920s. His Nazi-era landscapes, commissioned portraits, and Christian allegories were instead subtle and subversive forms of contemporary social critique. The exhibition aims to reveal the shifting cultural and social parameters in the reception of Dix’s art, while also demonstrating how his oeuvre continues to fascinate more than forty contemporary artists. Work by Georg Baselitz, Glenn Brown, John Currin, Nan Goldin, and Anselm Kiefer is included.

Glenn Brown, The Holy Bible, 2022 © Glenn Brown

Installation view, Anselm Kiefer: La photographie au commencement, Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut, Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France, October 6, 2023–March 3, 2024. Artwork © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Nicholas Dewitte

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Anselm Kiefer
La photographie au commencement

October 6, 2023–March 3, 2024
Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut, Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France
www.musee-lam.fr

This retrospective, whose title translates to Photography at the Beginningis the first to focus on Anselm Kiefer’s relationship with photography, and features over a hundred works from throughout his career. This underrecognized aspect of his practice has been central to the artist’s work from the late 1960s through the present. The exhibition examines themes and inspirations that have informed Kiefer’s approach over the last fifty years and includes paintings, books, and sculptures that complement the photographic works on display, and demonstrate their integral role within the artist’s oeuvre.

Installation view, Anselm Kiefer: La photographie au commencement, Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut, Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France, October 6, 2023–March 3, 2024. Artwork © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Nicholas Dewitte

Installation view, Anselm Kiefer: Bilderstreit, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands, October 14, 2023–February 25, 2024. Artwork © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Antoine von Kaam

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Anselm Kiefer
Bilderstreit

October 14, 2023–February 25, 2024
Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands
www.voorlinden.nl

This exhibition features paintings, sculptures, artist’s books, and installations by Anselm Kiefer, many of which have never been shown before. A close collaboration between the artist and Museum Voorlinden, it highlights the breadth of Kiefer’s interests, including history, mythology, and literature.

Installation view, Anselm Kiefer: Bilderstreit, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands, October 14, 2023–February 25, 2024. Artwork © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Antoine von Kaam

Anselm Kiefer, Sappho, 2002–18 © Anselm Kiefer

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Anselm Kiefer

June 9–September 3, 2023
Château La Coste, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, France
chateau-la-coste.com

Five outdoor sculptures from Anselm Kiefer’s Frauen der Antike (Women of Antiquity) (1999–2002) and Femmes martyres (2018–19) series are on view at the Renzo Piano–designed art pavilion at Château La Coste. The bronze dresses, each bearing an attribute of a female historical or mythological figure, are situated among the pavilion’s art and architecture. Kiefer’s depiction of the Greek lyrical poetess Sappho, for example—his “monument to all the unknown women poets”—shoulders a tower of lead books.

Anselm Kiefer, Sappho, 2002–18 © Anselm Kiefer

Installation view, Jubiläumsausstellung—Special Guest Duane Hanson, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland, October 30, 2022–January 8, 2023. Artwork, front to back: © 2022 Estate of Duane Hanson/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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Jubiläumsausstellung—Special Guest Duane Hanson

October 30, 2022–January 8, 2023
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
www.fondationbeyeler.ch

This exhibition, whose title translates to Anniversary Exhibition—Special Guest Duane Hanson, features more than one hundred works from the foundation’s collection, from modern to contemporary art, to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the institution. Several hyperrealist sculptures by Duane Hanson enrich the presentation, opening up surprising perspectives on the exhibited artworks, architecture, staff, and visitors. Work by Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, Alberto Giacometti, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Installation view, Jubiläumsausstellung—Special Guest Duane Hanson, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland, October 30, 2022–January 8, 2023. Artwork, front to back: © 2022 Estate of Duane Hanson/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Installation view, Anselm Kiefer Questi scritti, quando verranno bruciati, daranno finalmente un po’ di luce (Andrea Emo), Palazzo Ducale, Venice, March 26, 2022–January 6, 2023. Artwork © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Andrea Avezzù

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Questi scritti, quando verranno bruciati, daranno finalmente un po’ di luce (Andrea Emo)

March 26, 2022–January 6, 2023
Palazzo Ducale, Venice
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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, 2022–January 6, 2023. Artwork © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Andrea Avezzù

Anselm Kiefer, Irrennäpfe, 2021 © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Georges Poncet

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Anselm Kiefer
Pour Paul Celan

December 16, 2021–January 11, 2022
Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris
www.grandpalais.fr

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

Installation view, Inferno, Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, October 15, 2021–January 9, 2022. Artwork © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Alberto Novelli

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Inferno

October 15, 2021–January 9, 2022
Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome
www.scuderiequirinale.it

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

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled, 2010, installation view, Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin © Rachel Whiteread

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Diversity United
Contemporary European Art

June 9–October 10, 2021
Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin
www.stiftungkunst.de

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

Georg Baselitz, B. für Larry (Remix), 2006 © Georg Baselitz 2021

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Wonderland

May 7–September 19, 2021
Albertina Modern, Vienna
www.albertina.at

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

Damien Hirst, Mermaid, 2014 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2020

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Mythologies
The Beginning and End of Civilizations

April 4–October 18, 2020
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark
www.aros.dk

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

Glenn Brown, Children of the Revolution (after Rembrandt), 2017 © Glenn Brown

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Pushing Paper
Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to Now

September 12, 2019–January 12, 2020
British Museum, London
britishmuseum.org

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

Anselm Kiefer, Wege, 1977–80 © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Charles Duprat

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Die jungen Jahre der Alten Meister
Baselitz–Richter–Polke–Kiefer

September 13, 2019–January 5, 2020
Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
www.deichtorhallen.de

This exhibition, whose title translates to The Early Years of the Old Masters, explores the early works of Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter.

Anselm Kiefer, Wege, 1977–80 © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Charles Duprat

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

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Anselm Kiefer à La Tourette

September 24–December 22, 2019
Couvent de La Tourette, Éveux, France
www.couventdelatourette.fr

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

Anselm Kiefer, Barren Landscape, 1987–89 © Anselm Kiefer

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Anselm Kiefer
Bøker og tresnitt

May 29–September 14, 2019
Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo
www.afmuseet.no

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

Installation view, RA Summer Exhibition 2019, Royal Academy of Arts, London, June 10–August 12, 2019. Artwork © Thomas Houseago

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RA Summer Exhibition 2019

June 10–August 12, 2019
Royal Academy of Arts, London
www.royalacademy.org.uk

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

Anselm Kiefer, Territories and peoples of our time (A politico-geographical manual), 1976 © Anselm Kiefer

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Anselm Kiefer
Livres et xylographies

February 8–May 12, 2019
Fondation Jan Michalski, Montricher, Switzerland
www.fondation-janmichalski.com

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

Ed Ruscha, Azteca/Azteca In Decline, 2007, Broad Art Foundation © Ed Ruscha

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A Journey That Wasn’t

June 30, 2018–February 10, 2019
The Broad, Los Angeles
www.thebroad.org

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

Anselm Kiefer, The Moral Law within Us, the Starry Heavens above Us, 1969–2010, Tate and National Galleries of Scotland © Anselm Kiefer

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Artist Rooms
Anselm Kiefer

October 19, 2018–January 27, 2019
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, England
www.theherbert.org

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

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

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Black Hole
Arte e matericità tra informe et invisibile

October 4, 2018–January 6, 2019
GAMeC—Galleria d’Arte Moderna et Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy
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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

Georg Baselitz, Lehr nich ratte much wilm (Lelf bal wile), 2013 © Georg Baselitz 2018

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Counterpoint
Selections from the Peter Marino Collection

July 28–September 23, 2018
Southampton Arts Center, New York
southamptonartscenter.org

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, Heavy Cloud, 1985, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York © Anselm Kiefer

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Provocations
Anselm Kiefer at the Met Breuer

December 13, 2017–April 8, 2018
Met Breuer, New York
www.metmuseum.org

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

Anselm Kiefer, sursum corda, 2016 © Anselm Kiefer. Photo by Georges Poncet

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Kiefer Rodin

November 17, 2017–March 12, 2018
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
www.barnesfoundation.org

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