2015年12月26日 星期六

Anselm Kiefer 1945- Art Studio /Paul Celan: Myth, Mourning and Memory

[Exposition] « Pleinement,
la neige emplit cette mer
où le soleil flotte,
fleurit dans les paniers la glace
que tu portes vers la ville. »
« Voller,
da Schnee auch auf dieses
sommerduchschwommene Meer fiel,
blüht das Eis in den Körben,
die du zur Stadt trägst. »
Siegfried vergißt Brünhilde [Siegfried oublie
Brunehilde], 1975, Huile sur toile, 130 x 150 cm
MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst,
Duisbourg, Ströher Collection
Photo : © Olaf Bergmann Witten


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Anselm Kiefer/Paul Celan: Myth, Mourning and Memory Hardcover – August 28, 2007
by Andrea Lauterwein (Author)
Through Celan's linguistic innovations and Kiefer's intense exploration of past and present, artistic creation becomes both an expression of horror and an act of commemoration.

The art of Anselm Kiefer is rich with references to writers, philosophers, and poets, and his relationship with Paul Celan has been the most complex and intense of these dialogues with the past. Celan's poetry, inextricably linked with the memory of the Holocaust, has haunted Kiefer's work for more than twenty-five years and has influenced him on every level, from the naming of works and exhibitions to the incorporation of symbolic materials from Celan's imagery—sand, straw, hair, and ashes—into his paintings.

Like other German artists of his generation, Kiefer began by questioning his own artistic heritage, focusing on the iconographic and mythological elements of German culture that had been taken over by Nazi propaganda, and subsequently repressed and buried deep in the collective unconscious. It was his encounter with Celan's work in the early 1980s that first enabled him to escape from the vicious circle of fascination and disgust at the cultural ties that bound him to the Third Reich, leading him to confront the subject of the Holocaust and Jewish memory as a whole and to embrace this body of traditions within his art.

Magnificently illustrated throughout with reproductions of Kiefer's best-known works, this book explores the intricate web of associations between the poet and the painter, a network that is extended to embrace other artistic and literary figures such as Ingeborg Bachmann and Joseph Beuys. 157 illustrations, 140 in color.


Anselm Kiefer (born March 8, 1945) is a German painter and sculptor. He studied with Joseph Beuys and Peter Dreher during the 1970s. His works incorporate materials such as straw, ash, clay, lead, and shellac. The poems of Paul Celan have played a role in developing Kiefer's themes of German history and the horror of the Holocaust, as have the spiritual concepts of Kabbalah.
In his entire body of work, Kiefer argues with the past and addresses taboo and controversial issues from recent history. Themes from Nazi rule are particularly reflected in his work; for instance, the painting "Margarethe" (oil and straw on canvas) was inspired by Paul Celan's well-known poem "Todesfuge" ("Death Fugue").
His works are characterized by an unflinching willingness to confront his culture's dark past, and unrealized potential, in works that are often done on a large, confrontational scale well suited to the subjects. It is also characteristic of his work to find signatures and/or names of people of historical importance, legendary figures or places particularly pregnant with history. All of these are encoded sigils through which Kiefer seeks to process the past; this has resulted in his work being linked with a style called New Symbolism.
Kiefer has lived and worked in France since 1991. Since 2008, he has lived and worked primarily in Paris[1] and in Alcácer do Sal, Portugal.[2]

Art critic for The New York Times, Robert Hughes Interview


Anselm Kiefer
Born March 8, 1945 (age 68)
Nationality German
Field Painting
Awards Praemium Imperiale

Anselm Kiefer Grane, Woodcut with paint and collage on paper mounted on linen, Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Anselm Kiefer Jericho, Royal Academy of Art, Piccadilly


Robert Hughes on Anselm Kiefer


Inside Anselm Kiefer's astonishing 200-acre art studio

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德國當代最重要的藝術家之一 Anselm kiefer(安塞姆.基佛)目前正在法國國家圖書館舉辦以書為主的回顧展,展出1968年和2015年之間製作的作品,當然也包含他近期的繪畫和雕塑作品,安塞姆·基弗這次主要是以手工書為此次回顧的主題,這些巨大的手製書都是獨一無二的作品,其格式和內容發展了幾十年,他利用各種材料,如粘土,沙子、鉛,頭髮,植物,稻草,照片等不同質材來創造,對於藝術家來說,這些不同階段的手製書呼應著他的藝術歷程,相信這些書的雕塑是他創作的精神動力和演變,和現場陳列的作品如同是場精彩的對話,也展現出文學,哲學和歷史對他的影響和滋養。安塞姆·基弗的作品有著密集的啟示、神話、象徵和死亡,此次在“法國國家圖書館”的回顧展,以一種獨特且發人深省的方式模糊了文學和藝術之間的界限~