Works spanning the past 40 years of Kiefer’s career, rarely exhibited outside of London.
For Anselm Kiefer, art is an attempt to 'get to the centre of the truth', although he also acknowledges 'it never quite can'. This might explain why he has produced works such as Heroic Symbols (Heroische Sinnbilder) – photographs depicting Kiefer as he re-enacted the Nazi salute in locations across Europe – which address rather than suppress the darkness of his national history. The pictures are one of the highlights of this display.
The artist's use of natural materials such as lead, rope, ash and sand, bring an emotional and sculptural element to his paintings and photographs.