Sguardi su Anselm Kiefer lecture series

  • Martedì 14 maggio: Opificio delle Pietre Dure (Firenze) 17.00
  • Martedì 21 maggio: Biblioteca San Giorgio (Pistoia) 19.00
  • Martedì 28 maggio: Accademia delle Arti del Disegno (Firenze) 17.30
  • Martedì 4 giugno: Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut (Firenze) 17.00

On the occasion of the exhibition Anselm Kiefer. Fallen Angels, the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi is promoting together with four places in Tuscany a special lecture series dedicated to one of the most important artists between the 20th and 21st centuries.

The lecture series, designed to examine Anselm Kiefer from unique perspectives closely related to the places where the meetings take place, aims to offer an in-depth analysis of his work and thought.

All lectures are free admission subject to availability.


Tuesday, May 14, 5 p.m.
Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Via degli Alfani

History, substance and matter: problems of conservation of Anselm Kiefer’s works at Fattoria di Celle
Oriana Sartiani

With a greeting by Superintendent Emanuela Daffra

The first lecture addresses the issue of restoration, a topic of great relevance considering Kiefer’s view that works of art are never finished, but rather live on through the constant change of matter.

Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m.
Pistoia, Biblioteca di San Giorgio

Kiefer, books to read the world
Gabi Scardi

The second leg of the cycle is held at the San Giorgio Library in Pistoia, which houses an important Kiefer work and in 2017 presented the exhibition Anselm Kiefer. Books Among Books.

Tuesday, May 28; 5.30 p.m.
Firenze, Accademia delle Arti del Disegno

Kiefer under the sky of Italy
Ludovica Sebregondi

The third lecture takes place at the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, an institution that recognized the artist’s importance and value back in 1997 when it named him a Corresponding Academician.

Tuesday, June 4, 6 p.m.
Florence, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut

Philip Ursprung, Anselm Kiefer 
Philip Ursprung

Finally, the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, which represents the soul of German studies in Florence, hosts the last stage of the cycle to offer an international interpretation of Kiefer’s art.

Info: Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai, Via dei Servi 51, Firenze

Cover: Anselm Kiefer, Der Rhein (det.), 1982-2013 © Anselm Kiefer. Photo Georges Poncet.