Frontiers: Anselm Kiefer and the “Architecture of Memory"

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Anselm Kiefer was born in 1945, in Germany, and his father was an officer of the Wehrmacht. This circumstance naturally determined his essence and motivated a course, a frontier. Kiefer, the painter who first studied law, literature and linguistics, has been orienting himself since 1990’ for the study and plastic narration of antiquity and its most significant myths, namely in Egypt and Mesopotamia. Crossing borders - the essence of man, the secret of existence, history and art - Kiefer expresses, through his painting, his texts and his words, the confrontation with the collective memory.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-15
Number of pages14
JournalRes Antiquitatis. Journal of Ancient History
Volume2ª série
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Anselm Kiefer
  • Painting
  • Frontiers
  • Antiquity
  • Memory


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