Rodin Museum - Kiefer Rodin

To mark the centenary of the death of Auguste Rodin, the museum will be asserting its programme more strongly than ever in cooperation with contemporary artists and is giving carte blanche to the artist Anselm Kiefer. Installed in the exhibition hall, the exhibition will demonstrate the unusual convergence of these two giants, shaped with freedom and liberated from all artistic contingencies.
The similar backgrounds, sources of inspiration and creative processes between Kiefer and Rodin reveal an instinctive originality. Drawn by the accidental, open to chance, they exploit all domains, manipulate all materials, heading off the beaten path and allow themselves a myriad of arrangements and daring transformations. Drawn by the debris and offcuts directly resulting from Rodin’s sculpture style, which he combines with relics of his own life and other unusual materials, Anselm Kiefer produces a series of entirely unprecedented displays. The artists takes it all in, absorbs and digests it to create new forms. Behind the glass, Kiefer watches for the spark of his metamorphoses with a keen eye. Similarly, the exhumed, tired and dirtied, sealed, broken and disembowelled moulds of Rodin’s works testify to a past life and a life yet to come.
 
The exhibition will be on view until October 22, 2017

 
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Anselm Kiefer, Auguste Rodin : les Cathédrales de France, 2016, 330 x 380 cm, huile, acrylique, émulsion, gomme-laque et plomb sur toile © Anselm Kiefer, ph. Georges Poncet, collection particulière.
 
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Anselm Kiefer, Auguste Rodin : les Cathédrales de France,2016, 330 x 380 cm, huile, acrylique, émulsion et gomme-laque sur toile © Anselm Kiefer, ph. Georges Poncet, collection particulière.
 
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Auguste Rodin, Deux Ève et la Femme accroupie,1900, plâtre, H 104 L 55 P 36,5 cm, S.00184 © agence photographique du musée Rodin.
 
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