Fifteen years after inaugurating the Monumenta series at the Grand Palais in 2007, Anselm Kiefer is the first visual artist to take over the entire space of the Grand Palais Éphémère, in a unique project. With Pour Paul Celan, he continues his work on the European Memory, riven with conflict. Fragments of text drawn in chalk, pigments and plant materials make up this pictorial interpretation of Celan’s poetry, who, after experiencing the horror of the concentration camps, dedicated his entire life to using language as a tool against oblivion and barbarism - because it is often necessary to look to the past to better understand our future.
This exhibition is organised by Rmn – Grand Palais in partnership with the Thaddaeus Ropac gallery and comes with the seal of approval of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2022.
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Celan ne se contente pas de contempler le néant, il l’a expérimenté, vécu, traversé.