Kiefer unveils fellow artist’s tunnel vision
Laib adds to friend’s Gesamtkunstwerk
By Julia Michalska. From Art Basel daily edition
Published online: 17 June 2014
For the first time, Anselm Kiefer has invited another artist to create a work for Barjac, his former silk factory in France. The fellow German artist Wolfgang Laib has created a yellow, tunnel-like structure within Kiefer’s Gesamtkunstwerk, which occupies 35 hectares of land. In exchange, Laib has invited Kiefer to create a work for his home in southern Germany.
The piece was unveiled to an audience of around 100 art-world luminaries a fortnight ago. Guests included Thaddaeus Ropac (2.0/B11); Laib and Kiefer are represented by the Salzburg- and Paris-based dealer, among other gallerists.
Meanwhile, Kiefer’s retrospective at London’s Royal Academy of Arts is due to open on 27 September (until 14 December).
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