Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Another German conquers Paris

Anselm Kiefer’s “Falling Stars,” the first exhibition in the Monumenta series, runs through July 8 at the Grand Palais, 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris;

It is going to be a big art summer in Europe. The Venice Biennale, Art Basel and Documenta XII (in Kassel Germany) are all happening in the next month, and there is a big new Anshelm Kiefer show in Paris called "Falling Stars".

From the NY Times:

While “Falling Stars” includes new paintings, Mr. Kiefer has transferred some of La Ribaute to the Grand Palais by building seven stand-alone houses, or galleries, each some 50 feet high, and bringing three concrete towers that normally stand on his property. This installation has in turn had the desired effect of occupying the palace, both physically and visually.

Awesome!! As I posted recently, Keifer is one of my favorite artists. All the Angus family budget is spent on our upcoming trip to Africa, so we won't be going, but MAN!!! Mungowitz, you go!!