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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Latest Ocula Conversation
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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere Latest Ocula Report Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere By Soo-Min Shim, Sydney

'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim, 'prioritising autonomy in an international exhibition format that has all too often omitted or sidelined First Nations artists.'

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Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 Ocula Insight Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 By Stephanie Bailey, London

In the United States, parallels have been drawn between the HIV/AIDS crisis and what is unfolding with Covid-19. These connections feed into P·P·O·W's online exhibition, Hell is a Place on Earth. Heaven is a Place in Your Head .

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b. 1945, Germany

Anselm Kiefer Biography

Anselm Kiefer has produced a diverse body of work in painting, sculpture and installation that has made him one of the most important European artists of the past four decades.

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After studying law, and Romance languages and literature, Kiefer devoted himself entirely to painting. He attended the School of Fine Arts at Fribourg-in-Brisgau then the Art Academy in Karlsuhe while maintaining contact with Joseph Beuys, but soon began to develop his own deliberately indigenous set of subjects and symbols that he used to explore the fraught territory of German history and identity. In his muscular artistic language, physical materiality and visual complexity enliven his themes and content with a rich, vibrant tactility. His subject-matter ranges over sources as diverse as Teutonic mythology and history, alchemy and the nature of belief, all depicted in a bewildering variety of materials, including oil paint, dirt, lead, models, photographs, woodcuts, sand, straw and all manner of organic material. By adding found materials to the painted surface of his immense tableaux, he invents a compelling third space between painting and sculpture. Recent work has broadened his range yet further, and in 2006 he showed a series of paintings based around the little-known work of modernist poet Velimir Chlebnikov (1885-1922). Few contemporary artists match Kiefer's epic reach, and his work consistently balances powerful imagery with acute critical analysis.

Anselm Kiefer was born in Donaueschingen, Germany in 1945. He has lived and worked in France since 1993. He has exhibited widely, including solo shows at MoMA, New York (1987), Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (1991), The Metropolitan Museum, New York (1998), Royal Academy, London (2001), Fort Worth Museum of Art, Fort Worth (2005) and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2006), Mass MoCA, Massachusetts, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2007), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (2010) and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2011).

Exhibition view: Group Exhibition, TEFAF Selection, Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf (19 March–16 May 2020). Courtesy Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art. Photo: Linda Iconi-Jansen.

Anselm Kiefer Featured Artworks

La vie secrète des plantes by Anselm Kiefer contemporary artwork
Anselm KieferLa vie secrète des plantes, 2004Collage (Fragaria leaves and chalk on photograph)
100 x 72 cm
Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art Enquire about this work
Himmelspaläste by Anselm Kiefer contemporary artwork
Anselm KieferHimmelspaläste, 1987–1991Emulsion, oil and straw on canvas
282 x 190 x 20 cm
Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art Enquire about this work
Untitled (Lilith) by Anselm Kiefer contemporary artwork
Anselm KieferUntitled (Lilith), 1996Paint, gouache and lead objects on black-and-white photograph
65.5 x 124.5 x 8.5 cm
Not For Sale
Mind Set Art Center
Palmsonntag by Anselm Kiefer contemporary artwork
Anselm KieferPalmsonntag, 2006Chalk, palm, acrylic, glue and plaster in artist's steel frame under glass
287 x 141 x 10 cm
Ben Brown Fine Arts Enquire about this work
Steigend steigend sinke nieder by Anselm Kiefer contemporary artwork
Anselm KieferSteigend steigend sinke nieder, 2009–2010Oil, emulsion, acrylic, shellac, thorn bushes, and lead on canvas in glass and steel frames, 2 parts
282 x 384 x 35 cm
Ben Brown Fine Arts Enquire about this work
Jakobs Traum by Anselm Kiefer contemporary artwork
Anselm KieferJakobs Traum, 2008Oil, emulsion, fern covered in resin, clothing, wire, sand, ash and mud on cardboard laid on plywood, behind glass
191 x 141 cm
Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art Enquire about this work
Die Klugen Jungfrauen by Anselm Kiefer contemporary artwork
Anselm KieferDie Klugen Jungfrauen, 2007Acrylic dried branch, plaster emulsion, glue, wire, lead on cardboard mounted on canvas
112.38 x 55.38 inches
Sundaram Tagore Gallery Enquire about this work

Anselm Kiefer Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, TEFAF Selection at Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf
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19 March–16 May 2020 Group Exhibition TEFAF Selection Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Visionaries: The Special Project for MSAC 10th Anniversary I at Mind Set Art Center, Taipei
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8 February–7 March 2020 Group Exhibition Visionaries: The Special Project for MSAC 10th Anniversary I Mind Set Art Center, Taipei
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, For Mario at Tina Kim Gallery, New York
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28 June–23 August 2019 Group Exhibition For Mario Tina Kim Gallery, New York

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Anselm Kiefer In Ocula Magazine

Frieze New York: Running the Course Ocula Report Frieze New York: Running the Course By Paul Laster, New York

There's no better way to kick off a marathon week of art fairs and other related activities than to hear a living artist discuss their new work: a reminder of what's at the very core of the art world, and it's not just the buying and selling, but the opportunity to have a dialogue with art. On Tuesday morning in New York , a day before Frieze...

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Anselm Kiefer In Related Press

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TRANSITION FROM COOL TO WARM Related Press TRANSITION FROM COOL TO WARM 15 November 2019, Anselm Kiefer

We are in Anselm Kiefer 's studio outside Paris on a hot day in September 2016, looking at some of the works to appear in his forthcoming exhibition at Gagosian, Transition from Cool to Warm . A few books rest on tables in the library, a long and airy section of the upper floor. The pages in the largest of the books are bigger than A1 paper...

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The Spirit of Painting in an Altered World Related Press The Spirit of Painting in an Altered World 12 May 2018, Hyperallergic

'A faint, beautiful memory' is how curator Norman Rosenthal described A New Spirit Then, A New Spirit Now, 1981-2018 , the current show at Almine Rech Gallery on the Upper East Side. What he’s remembering, as spelled out in the exhibition’s title, is the seminal survey, A New Spirit in Painting , which opened, barely, at the Royal Academy of...

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WHAT TO SEE DURING FRIEZE WEEK 2017 Related Press WHAT TO SEE DURING FRIEZE WEEK 2017 3 May 2017, Whitewall

Ethics demonstrated in geometrical order will showcase new works from the artist Erwin Wurm's series One Minute Sculptures , which he's been making for 20 years. The series asks viewers to enact a pose with everyday items for just one minute—this time around he's using midcentury modern furniture. These audience-activated sculptures will...

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Murakami reveals surprise debt to Anselm Kiefer Related Press Murakami reveals surprise debt to Anselm Kiefer 30 August 2015, The Art Newspaper

The Japanese artist Takashi Murakami’s private collection of works of art and everyday objects will go on display for the first time in January. The exhibition at the Yokohama Museum of Art will include hundreds of everyday items such as beer mugs, ephemera like fantasy figurines and antiques, says the show’s curator, Akiko Miki. ...

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Anselm Kiefer In Video & Audio

For Mario Related Video & Audio For Mario 18 July 2019, Tina Kim Gallery

Curator Adam Charlap Hyman (of Charlap Hyman & Herrero) discusses the overarching theme of For Mario .

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