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.

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery

Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8TP

01228 618718

Website

Opening times

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm (until 4pm Nov – Mar) ​Sun, 11am – 5pm (from 12noon-4pm Nov – Mar)

Free entry with National Art Pass

Free exhibitions with National Art Pass

Haven't got your pass yet? Learn more


Exhibitions nearby

Back to top