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ANSELM KIEFER QUESTIONING THE IDENTITY
ANSELM KIEFER QUESTIONING THE IDENTITY

Author(s): Codrina-Laura Ioniță
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Editura ARTES
Keywords: Anselm Kiefer; German expressionism; art; moments of Germanic history

Summary/Abstract: In a good tradition of German expressionism, the artist Anselm Kiefer in his art continues the interrogations both over his own ego and regarding his membership on a specific nation as well. Through his art, Anselm Kiefer testified that he tried to comprehend himself and to understand his relationship to his own nation, the German. This self-scanning starts from the understanding of the key moments of Germanic history which build the warrior and chivalrous spirit of the nation. Medieval myths and legends are a first moment in our understanding of this ethnic structure, followed by experimenting some gestures belonging to the recent history, where nationalism calls into question how the German nation is related to other nations. Anselm Kiefer’s art is revealed as an awareness and understanding of being a nation.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 01+02
  • Page Range: 150-155
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English