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"Anselm Kiefer's Total Work of Art"

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 7 pm

Dr. Matthew Biro

General Admission: $10
Students and Seniors: $5
AK Members: FREE

Between 1993 and 2007, Anselm Kiefer transformed a former silk factory into a vast complex of living spaces, studios, workshops, and storage facilities, creating a new type of “land art” comprised of gigantic concrete structures in the midst of rural Barjac, France. The site became his most developed artwork known as “La Ribaute.” Because of the monumentality, environmental, and experiential qualities, and his use of multiple media, “La Ribaute” has been called Kiefer’s Gesamtkunstwerk: a total work of art. 

In this talk, Dr. Matthew Biro, Professor and Chair of the Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan, will examine “La Ribaute” and Kiefer’s artistic production since his move to France in 1993.

Enjoy a happy hour in AK Café from 5:30 to 6:45 pm for $20 per person that includes one drink and an hors d’oeuvres buffet.

Tickets are available at the AK Admissions Desk. Please call 716.270.8292 to reserve your seat today!

This lecture is made possible, in part, with support from the Stafford Lecture Endowment.