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Exhibition May 30 − September 3, 2017
Anselm Kiefer — Velimir Khlebnikov. The fate of Nations
In the framework of the 100th anniversary of the October revolution in the State Hermitage Museum, an exhibition of contemporary German artist "Anselm Kiefer – Velimir Khlebnikov". This exhibition is an unusual dedication to the great Russian poet-futurist, the experimenter word creation of Velimir Khlebnikov.
The exhibition includes about 30 new landscape works, specially created by the artist for this project.
Anselm Kiefer – the largest of the artists of postwar Germany, who won worldwide fame in the late 1980-ies. In his work Kiefer raises the painful subject of the Holocaust, treating it as the embodiment of the German catastrophe. In 1990-2000-ies has created a series of works inspired by the work of Romanian poet Paul Celan and the Austrian writer Ingeborga Bachman, Russian poet Velimir Khlebnikov. Also Kiefer is known as a theatrical designer and book artist.
The exhibition "Anselm Kiefer – Velimir Khlebnikov" in the Hermitage is a personal dedication of one artist to another.
One of the key to Velimir Khlebnikov, the idea of infinite looping fatal military clashes taking place on the water and land time in 317 years, became Kiefer basis for reflection on the themes of war and peace.
The exhibition is organized by the State Hermitage together with a gallery of Thaddeus Ropak (Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London/ Paris/ Salzburg).

On the official website The State Hermitage Museum sites theartnewspaper.ru, kommersant.ru.