Anselm Kiefer στο Centre Pompidou (Παρίσι)

 

Αναδρομική έκθεση με 60 έργα του γερμανού καλλιτέχνη (ως τις 18.04.2016)

 

"Ανεβαίνοντας, ανεβαίνοντας προς τα ύψη, βυθίσου στην άβυσσο"

 

 

Anselm Kiefer, Osiris and Isis, 1985-87. Oil and acrylic emulsion with additional three-dimensional media, 381 x 560.07 x 16.51 cm. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Purchase through a gift of Jean Stein by exchange, the Mrs. Paul L. Wattis Fund, and the Doris and Donald Fisher Fund
Photo San Francisco Museum of Modern Art / © Anselm Kiefer.
Anselm Kiefer, Osiris and Isis, 1985-87. Oil and acrylic emulsion with additional three-dimensional media, 381 x 560.07 x 16.51 cm. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Purchase through a gift of Jean Stein by exchange, the Mrs. Paul L. Wattis Fund, and the Doris and Donald Fisher Fund Photo San Francisco Museum of Modern Art / © Anselm Kiefer.

 

Though metaphysics and spirituality have always interested Kiefer, it was the processes of memory that most influenced his first three decades of art making. In Osiris und Isis, an ancient Egyptian myth becomes a potent allegory for Germany's struggle with the legacy of World War II.

Osiris, the god of the underworld, was murdered by his jealous brother, Set, who dispersed his body parts across the land. Osiris's grieving widow, Isis, searched for his remains, literally "re-membering" and resurrecting him. The parable's theme of destruction and renewal speaks directly to Kiefer's interest in reassembling and reclaiming elements of Germany's history and identity at a time when so many of his compatriots seemed intent on forgetting.

Kiefer illustrates humanity's quest for heaven through an immense, stepped temple that dominates the scene. A television circuit board connects copper wires and shards of a porcelain plumbing fixture, which, scattered across the vast canvas, allude to Osiris's strewn body parts. By conflating contemporary elements with a mythological story, Kiefer connects the modern and ancient worlds, forging a new, universal image of reunification and synthesis (with scars still intact).

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

 

Φωτ. Γιώργος Μαρίνος.
Φωτ. Γιώργος Μαρίνος.

 

Επανερμηνεία του "Ζιγκουράτ" (βαθμιδωτή πυραμίδα της εποχής του πολιτισμού της Μεσοποταμίας) του 'Ανσελμ Κίφερ από τη ζωγράφο Γιάννα Χαραχλιάνη (λάδι πάνω σε καμβά, 150 x 170 εκ., 1994).