The inaugural exhibition ANSELM KIEFER – LE DORMEUR DU VAL sends a strong message about the profile that Aeneas Bastian intends to adopt at his newly built gallery.
The Bastian family have created a new home for their gallery on Taylorstrasse in Dahlem near Berlin’s urban forest Grunewald. The design by John Pawson acknowledges the park setting and fittingly opts for a pavilion typology. The British architect has established his international reputation on an uncompromising commitment to clarity. Pawson ranks today as one of the outstanding architects of our time, pursuing perfection in simplicity with his reductionist style.
Now the BASTIAN GALLERY can resume its exhibition programme in Berlin. The new exhibition building will open on Saturday, 13 November 2021 with a show of recent painting by Anselm Kiefer. In these latest works, Kiefer draws his references from 19th-century and modernist poetry, in particular Arthur Rimbaud’s “Sleeper in the Valley”. The artist’s exploration of myth, world history and literature is rooted in a long-standing interest in poets such as Paul Celan and Ingeborg Bachmann. This will be the first opportunity to see paintings created in his studio near Paris during the pandemic. Works by Kiefer are on view in the world’s leading museums and private collections.
Taylorstraße 1, 14195 Berlin Dahlem
Inaugural exhibition: ANSELM KIEFER – LE DORMEUR DU VAL
13 Nov. 2021 – extended until 18 March 2022