ANSELM KIEFER

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ABOUT ARTIST

Anselm Kiefer critically engages with myth and memory, referencing totems of German culture and collective history. “Germans want to forget [the past] and start a new thing all the time, but only by going into the past can you go into the future,” he says. Kiefer's epic-scaled, dense sculptures and paintings are often exposed to elements like acid and fire, and incorporate materials such as lead, burned books, concrete, thorny branches, ashes, and clothing; famed critic and historian Simon Schama has described his work as “heavy-load maximalism.”

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MASS MoCA is one of the liveliest (and largest) centers for making, presenting, and enjoying the best art and music of our time, housed on a restored 19th-century factory campus.

ANSELM KIEFER

Velimir Chlebnikov, 2004
30 paintings: oil, emulsion, acrylic, lead and mixed media on canvas
75 × 130 in
190.5 × 330.2 cm

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