Anselm Kiefer

 

Mostyn, Gwynedd | 3 Dec 2011 to 11 Mar 2012

 

12 Heol Vaughan
Llandudno
Gwynedd
LL30 1AB
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Open daily 10:30am - 5:00pm

About

This collection of works on paper by one of Germany’s most significant post-war artists was the second exhibition at Mostyn from the ARTIST ROOMS collection. The earliest works in the exhibition, from the late 1960s, attest to the manner in which Kiefer has worked with the conviction that art could heal a traumatised nation and a divided world. Since the 1980s his focus has expanded from that of Germany’s role in civilisation to the fate of art and culture in general, opening out to include ideas of national identity and collective memory, but also occult symbolism, theology and mysticism. The exhibition includes more recent works that address some of these themes. In the words of historian Simon Schama, they present ‘a resonant meditation on the instability of built grandeur.’

To celebrate the Anselm Kiefer ARTIST ROOMS exhibition, Mostyn presented a unique illustrated and free-to-attend conversation between Anthony d’Offay and Amy Dickson, the collection’s Managing Curator, in February 2012.

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