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Anselm Kiefer – Essence-Eksistence

June 4, 2022 – January 8, 2023
Anselm Kiefer, Opus Magnum – Daphne, 2016
Anselm Kiefer, Opus Magnum – Daphne, 2 016

Entrance fees

Adults
SEK 395
Seniors (65+)
SEK 345
Students
SEK 295
Young (<16 years)
Free
1 adult with children (<18 years)
300 SEK
2 adults with children (<18 years)
600 SEK
Art.Pass holders
Free
Groups (>10 persons)
SEK 325 p.p.
Groups (>20 persons)
SEK 295 p.p.

This year, Artipelag is celebrating its tenth anniversary by presenting its largest venture to date: the exhibition Essence-Eksistence featuring the work of German artist Anselm Kiefer (b. 1945) opened. Although Kiefer is one of the world’s greatest living artists, his work has never been exhibited in Sweden on a larger scale.

The exhibition, curated by Walter Smerling, focuses on the development of Kiefer’s oeuvre encompassing paintings, sculptures, and installations. Intimately linked to German history, his works touch upon the nation’s identity from the Romantic era to WWII, when it was in post-war ruins. Kiefer’s artistry alludes to philosophy, literature, religion, and scientific theories that coalesce into a complex contemporary world view. His art is not confined within a single area but has a vast range of both subject and material and a practice that encompasses destruction and re-creation. It frequently references other cultural creators, such as poets Paul Celan and Ingeborg Bachmann.

Essence-Eksistence runs until 8 January 2023 in Artipelag’s exhibition hall and Artbox, and comprises some fifty works.

Anselm Kiefer, Wege der Weltweisheit: die Hermannschlacht, 1978/1991. Träsnitt på papper, 400x580 cm. Courtesy Grothe collection.

Anselm Kiefer, Wege der Weltweisheit: die Hermannschlacht, 1978/1991. Woodcut on paper, 400x580 cm. Courtesy Grothe collection. © Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer - Voyage au bout de la Nuit - 2002

Anselm Kiefer, Voyage au bout de la nuit, 2002. Oil, emulsion, mixed media and lead on canvas, 385x560 cm. © Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer - Schwarze Flocken - 2006

Anselm Kiefer, Schwarze Flocken, 2006. Oil, emulsion, acrylic, chalk, lead, branches and plaster on canvas, 330x570 cm. Courtesy Grothe collection. © Anselm Kiefer

Exhibition pastry

Artipelag’s Pâtisserie, lead by Annie Hesselstad, has developed a new pastry inspired by Anselm Kiefer’s Essence-Eksistence.