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Anselm Kiefer

27 September — 14 December 2014

This exhibition is now closed

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"An exciting rollercoaster ride of beauty, horror and history."

Jonathan Jones


"Be prepared to be swept off your feet."

The Times

"Kiefer is one of the most imaginative, original and serious artists alive."

The Guardian

"Feel Anselm Kiefer’s power in his thrilling Royal Academy retrospective."

Waldemar Januszczak, Sunday Times


"Mythology, war, poetry, death - Anselm Kiefer makes big art with big themes."

Evening Standard

Join us for what the Guardian calls “the most exciting show in Britain this autumn”, as Anselm Kiefer takes over our Main Galleries.

Over the last decade, our single artist shows have captured the imagination of the public. Always large in scale, ambitious in scope and astonishing in execution, we’ve seen artists including Anish Kapoor and David Hockney take on our Main Galleries. Now, this autumn, it’s the turn of a man described as “a colossus of contemporary art” to make his mark: Anselm Kiefer.

This will be the most significant exhibition of the German artist’s work ever held in the UK, spanning his entire 40 year career and unveiling new work created in direct response to our spaces.

Kiefer’s extraordinary body of work includes painting, sculpture and quite simply monumental installations. Uncompromising in the subject matter he tackles, Kiefer’s work powerfully captures the human experience and draws on history, mythology, literature, philosophy and science.

Full of brave and provocative work, this exhibition will be a testament to the career of a man driven to confront himself and the audience with the big and complex issues of our world’s past, present and future.

27 September — 14 December 2014

Saturday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 10pm

This exhibition is now closed.

Main Galleries, Burlington House