Item description for Anselm Kiefer: Merkaba by Anselm Kiefer & Fabrizio Tramontano...
In the chaos of Milans swiftly-converting industrial quarter, one massive space has been set aside for contemporary art. Merkaba documents Hangar Bicoccas first installation, the seven title towers, from the prototype stage to installation by cranes and pulleys to the spotlight. Each precarious-looking spire of cement and lead boxes has a name of its own as well. "Falling Stars," "Sternenlager," "Die Sefiroth," "Tzim-Tzum," "Shevirat Ha-Kelim," "Tiqqun" and "The Seven Heavenly Palaces." Their towering silhouettes, some as many as 50 feet high, are as mystical as their titles suggest, but they also seem to make reference to all that is changing and staying the same in the city where they stand, home both to early sacred and secular towers and contemporary skyscrapers. Kiefer, known best for his reckonings with German history, proves that he can work the same alchemy elsewhere.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 9" Height: 11" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 2006
ISBN 8881585553 ISBN13 9788881585557
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More About Anselm Kiefer & Fabrizio Tramontano
Anselm Kiefer was born in 1945 in Donaueschingen, Germany. In 1966 he left law studies at the University of Freiburg to study art in Freiburg, Karlsruhe and Dusseldorf. His massive paintings confront twentieth-century German history head on, employing Kiefer's own array of visual symbols to comment on tragic aspects of German history and culture, particularly the Nazi era. Kieferi's work has been exhibited throughout the world in most major museums.