Anselm Kiefer’s philosophy has its roots in German Romanticism, particularly the belief that the artist can mediate between the creative and the divine, between earth and heaven.
Kiefer Overbrims His World
Anselm Kiefer draws down the world upon his shoulders in a mood of what can only be described as apocalyptic excess.
The Pursuit of Art, 2017
A year of truth-telling and electric painting.
The Iconoclastic Kinship of Kiefer and Rodin
In the new exhibition Kiefer Rodin, Anselm Kiefer draws a straight line between himself and the grand old man of French sculpture.
Anselm Kiefer’s Heady and Heavy-Handed Behemoths
PARIS — Anselm Kiefer’s swashbuckling, material-laden, paint-encrusted canvases and “alchemical” vitrines supposedly transport us into thick intellectual zones of passion for German history and land.
Parsing Anselm Kiefer’s Digressive Notebooks
Anselm Kiefer bears a burdensome relationship to the written word.
The Pursuit of Art, 2015
2015 was the Year of the Whitney.
Coming Back to Kiefer
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Nearly eight years ago I wrote a review leading off with the question, “What is it about Anselm Kiefer’s art that inhibits unfettered admiration?”
Hardware and Soft Concepts at the Bass Museum
MIAMI BEACH — In an apparent attempt to show more shiny baubles than all of the art fairs combined, the Bass Museum of Art last week opened One Way: Peter Marino, a perversely perfect complement to its other major exhibition, GOLD.
Epic Done Right: Anselm Kiefer in London
LONDON — Anselm Kiefer’s retrospective comes at an odd cultural moment.
The Pursuit of Art, 2013
Memories fade. That’s the one good reason, as far as I can see, to compile an end-of-year list. It’s sometimes startling to retrace what attracted my attention over the course of a year; it is also instructive to determine where such a miscellany of shows fits in with ongoing areas of interest, and which ones, in hindsight, merited the time it took to review them.
Flowers of Retrenchment: Anselm Kiefer’s Alternate History
Anselm Kiefer has scaled back, way back, from his preposterously overproduced previous solo at Gagosian, but with Kiefer we are always talking about relative degrees of gigantism.