Interview with Anselm Kiefer: URAEUS
ANSELM KIEFER: URAEUS
Taking viewers behind the scenes during the installation of Anselm Kiefer’s Uraeus at Channel Gardens, Rockefeller Center:
Richard Calvocoressi speaks with Anselm Kiefer about the range of mythological and historical symbols in the artist’s sculpture Uraeus, installed between the towering skyscrapers of Rockefeller Center® iNY Protected content .
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The tension between beauty and terror, alongside the inextricable relationship between history and place, has animated Kiefer’s work since the Protected content . Drawing on the literature of cultural memory — including poetry, the Old and New Testaments, and the Kabbalah — Kiefer gives material presence to myths and metaphors.
Kiefer asserts himself as an iconoclast; his paintings by him undergo various processes — such as being cut, burned, buried, exposed to natural elements, splashed with acid, or poured over with lead — so as to be made anew.
These strategies, along with the use of materials such as lead, concrete, glass, fabric, tree roots, or burned books, create a symbolic resonance, making palpable both the movement and destruction of human life and the persistence of the lyrical and the divine .
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