9/21/13 - 12/23/13

Lisa Dorin, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Contemporary Art

Hillary Reder, Class of 2014, Graduate Student in the History of
Art

Thomas Krens, former director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and WCMA

Early Anselm Kiefer includes important and rarely seen vintage artist books, woodcuts, watercolors, and small-scale oil paintings—drawn from the Hall Collection—in addition to key books from the artist’s studio. This focused survey is being held alongside Anselm Kiefer, a long-term installation of sculpture and paintings presented by the Hall Art Foundation at MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams) that opens to the public on September 27, 2013. Early Anselm Kiefer provides an intimate and complementary context for the major installations for which the artist is best-known, concentrating on works created prior to his establishment on the international stage and introducing many of the themes and subjects that would become Kiefer’s signature modes of working.