83 notes Anselm Kiefer, Studies for the Seven Heavenly Palaces, Barjac, 1973-2001
"The title Heaven and Earth is a paradox because heaven and earth don’t exist anymore. The earth is round. The cosmos has no up and down. It is moving constantly. We can no longer fix the stars to create an ideal place. This is our dilemma… It is natural to search for our beginnings, but not to assume it has one direction. We live in a scientific future that early philosophers and alchemists could no foresee, but they understood very fundamental relationships between heaven and earth, that we have forgotten… For me this also relates to time. Past, present, and future are essentially the same direction. It is about finding symbols that move in all directions.” - Kiefer, in an interview with Michael Auping (via)

Anselm Kiefer, Studies for the Seven Heavenly Palaces, Barjac, 1973-2001

"The title Heaven and Earth is a paradox because heaven and earth don’t exist anymore. The earth is round. The cosmos has no up and down. It is moving constantly. We can no longer fix the stars to create an ideal place. This is our dilemma… It is natural to search for our beginnings, but not to assume it has one direction. We live in a scientific future that early philosophers and alchemists could no foresee, but they understood very fundamental relationships between heaven and earth, that we have forgotten… For me this also relates to time. Past, present, and future are essentially the same direction. It is about finding symbols that move in all directions.” - Kiefer, in an interview with Michael Auping (via)

October 5th
Tags: Anselm Kiefer, Heaven, Palaces, earth, direction, dilemma, cosmos, forgotten, symbols, all directions,
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