Art

Interior Design Addict: Via thaddaeusropac ‘Engel der Geschichte’ (Angel of History) is one of the most radical paintings of #AnselmKiefer’s new series dedicated to the Italian philosopher #AndreaEmo (1901–1983). . The title refers to #WalterBenjamin’s text on #PaulKlee’s key work Angelus Novus (1920). Benjamin’s understanding of historical process as a continuous cycle of despair contrasts with the usual association of the angel with salvation. Cyclical time is a key notion for Anselm Kiefer. In the Andrea Emo series, such concept is visible in the making process and in the very matter of the works, which undergo an act of destruction before regenerating. . Much like Benjamin’s metaphor of the angel, Kiefer constitutes an allegorical image of history as the painting develops a palimpsest structure in which past, present and future collide and coexist. . The exhibition ‘Anselm Kiefer: Für Andrea Emo’ is on view until 31 May in our Paris Pantin gallery. Photo: Anselm Kiefer | ‘Engel der Geschichte’ | 2005-2017 | Oil, emulsion, acrylic, shellac, lead, metal, charcoal on canvas on wood | 267 x 650 x 70 cm (105,12 x 255,91 x 27,56 in)

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Interior Design Addict: Via thaddaeusropac Part of #SculptureMilwaukee, an outdoor urban experience that debuted last year in downtown #Milwaukee, this sculpture by #TonyCragg has been gifted to the city and will now be permanently installed outside Milwaukee City Hall. . ‘Mixed Feelings’ (2010) is a glowing monument, formed by two intertwining bronze towers, pushing together and pulling apart as they spiral towards the sky. As the viewer circles the piece, human profiles come into and out of focus. Each tower of feeling exerts a gravitational pull on the other, creating a unique, pulsating form of energy.

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Interior Design Addict: Via thaddaeusropac #YanPeiMing has long been fascinated by pope portraiture, and its role in the representation of power and authority. With his signature monochromatic palette and energetic brushstrokes, the artist revisits canons that have marked the history of this unique genre by referring to #Titian, #Giorgione, and #Velazquez. His fascination also extends to how our knowledge of these canonical images comes from them being reproduced and circulated to the point that they have their own place in our imaginary museum. YanPeiMing’s exhibition ‘Dating’ is on view in our #Paris Marais gallery until 21 April. Photo: Yan Pei Ming | ‘Le Titien’ | 2017 | Oil on canvas | 180 x 150 x 6 cm (70,87 x 59,06 x 2,36 in)

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Interior Design Addict: Via thaddaeusropac For the first time since their creation, most of the elements of #JosephBeuys’ seminal Stag Monuments series will be brought together at our #London gallery in ‘Joseph Beuys: Utopia at the Stag Monuments’, the most comprehensive showing of the artist’s work in London in quarter of a century (17 April – 17 June 2018). . Seen in this image from 1982 with his Hirschdenkmäler (Stag Monuments), Joseph Beuys created the series for the now legendary #Zeitgeist exhibition in 1982 at #MartinGropiusBau , Berlin. Ropac’s exhibition at Ely House is curated by Norman Rosenthal, who worked with Beuys on many exhibitions from 1970 onwards including Zeitgeist, and will offer a far-reaching insight into Beuys’ artistic practice. . #Savethedate for the private view: Tuesday 17 April 2018, 6-8 pm at Ely House, Dover Street, London. For further details on the exhibition see link in bio. Photo: Jochen Littkemann

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