Anselm Kiefer

Summer
  • Summer

  • Summer is the fourth volume of the Seasons quartet, a collection of short prose and diaries written by a father for his youngest daughter, with stunning artwork by Anselm Kiefer.

    Your voice woke me up around eight this morning, it sounded unusually close, since, as I discovered upon opening my eyes, you were lying in our bed. You smiled at me and began talking. I made coffee and had a smoke in the office before I ate breakfast with you, and when your mother got up, I came in here to write a new piece.

    In Summer, Karl Ove Knausgaard writes about long days full of sunlight, eating ice cream with his children, lawn sprinklers and ladybirds. He experiments with the beginnings of a novel and keeps a diary in which the small events of his family’s life are recorded. Against a canvas of memories, longings, and experiences of art and literature, he searches for the meaning of moments as they pass us by.

Anselm Kiefer’s body of work comprises paintings, sculptures, installations, artist books, and works on paper such as watercolours, woodcuts, collages, and photographs. Fusing art and literature, Kiefer engages taboo and controversial issues from recent history as well as the ancient myth of life, death, and the cosmos. He brings to light the importance of the sacred and spiritual, myth and memory.


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