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Anselm Kiefer: Palmsonntag

March 4 – August 1, 2010

Anselm Kiefer ranks among the most important artists to emerge from post-war Europe. Palmsonntag (Palm Sunday) is a monumental installation consisting of a 30-foot-long palm tree cast in fiberglass and resin, its roots clotted with mud, surrounded by a cycle of 44 large paintings encased in glass and framed in lead. Overwhelming in scale and sweeping in content, Palmsonntag conveys the operatic scope of Kiefer’s creative enterprise that crosses through spiritual, religious and mythical cultural territory.

Anselm Kiefer Installation an International Coup for the AGO

February 8, 2010. Acclaimed international artist Anselm Kiefer’s monumental installation Palmsonntag (Palm Sunday) is coming to the Art Gallery of Ontario this March. Kiefer, known for his epic themes and operatic flair, will be adapting and adding to the installation for its Canadian premiere at the AGO, opening March 4 and continuing through August 1.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.


Sponsored by

  • Metropia
  • Senator Linda Frum and Howard Sokolowski

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