Old Works Meet New Works

Expert Nina Wedell-Wedellsborg

Auguste Rodin died 100 years ago and to mark this event the Rodin museum in Paris has taken the initiative to give the renowned contemporary artist, Anselm Kiefer, free hands to do an exhibition. Both Rodin and Kiefer master all media and use every type of technique to understand and absorb the legacies of the past and they both have a common quest: the quest for the truth. The exhibition of these two masters will run until October 22nd. If you cannot wait to see works by Kiefer a grand exhibition at Copenhagen Contemporary ( Papirøen) will open on April 1st. 

Anselm Kiefer (born 8 March 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 (an ancient wisdom that reveals how the universe and life works) 
Kiefer has lived and worked in France since 1992. Since 2008, he has lived and worked primarily in Paris and in Portugal.


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