BASTIAN GALLERY

ANSELM KIEFER – LE DORMEUR DU VAL

13 November 2021 – 15 January 2022

Contemporary art

BASTIAN GALLERY

ANSELM KIEFER – LE DORMEUR DU VAL

13 November 2021 – 15 January 2022

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.

BASTIAN GALLERY
Taylorstraße 1, 14195 Berlin Dahlem
Inaugural exhibition: ANSELM KIEFER – LE DORMEUR DU VAL
13 Nov. 2021 – 15 Jan. 2022

www.bastian-gallery.com

 

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Anselm Kiefer

  • Anselm Kiefer: Le dormeur du val [The Sleeper of the Valley], 2018-2019
    Emulsion, acrylic, oil on canvas
    280 x 380 cm/ 110.2 x 149.6 in. [H x W]
    © Anselm Kiefer
    Photo: Georges Poncet
  • Anselm Kiefer: la voie sacrée [The Sacred Way], 2020
    Emulsion, oil, acrylic, shellac, chalk, coal on canvas
    280 x 390 cm / 110.2 x 153.5 in [H x W]
    © Anselm Kiefer
    Photo: Georges Poncet
  • Anselm Kiefer: Eros und Thanatos [Eros and Thanatos], 2019
    Emulsion, acrylic, oil, chalk, wood, metal on canvas
    280 x 380 cm/ 110.2 x 149.6 in. [H x W]
    © Anselm Kiefer
    Photo: Georges Poncet
  • Anselm Kiefer: VORMEIN manchmal, freilich, stirbt der Himmel unseren Scherben voraus
    [BEFORE MINE sometimes indeed the sky perishes ahead of our shards], 2021
    Emulsion, oil, acrylic, shellac, ceramic, wire, chalk on canvas
    280 x 570 cm/ 110.2 x 224.4 in. [H x W]
    © Anselm Kiefer
    Photo: Georges Poncet

The building

  • GALERIE BASTIAN (im Bau)
    Taylorstraße 1
    14195 Berlin Dahlem
  • GALERIE BASTIAN
    Photo: Céline Bastian
    Courtesy: BASTIAN Berlin/London
  • GALERIE BASTIAN
    Photo: Céline Bastian
    Courtesy: BASTIAN Berlin/London
  • GALERIE BASTIAN
    Photo: Céline Bastian
    Courtesy: BASTIAN Berlin/London
  • John Pawson
    Photo: Gilbert McCarragher
  • Aeneas Bastian. Courtesy BASTIAN
    Photo: Christoph Petras