One of the famous post-war aritist is Anselm Kiefer who born in 1945. Herbert art gallery provides opportunity to see the drawings from ARTIST ROOMS, a collection of over 1,600 works of modern and contemporary art exhibition.
Anselm Kiefer’s work is characterised by an unflinching willingness to confront taboo and controversial issues from recent history, often addressing the legacy of Germany after the Second World War. This is a fantastic opportunity to see this collection of works shown for the first time in Coventry.
Francis Ranford, Cultural and Creative Director of the Herbert, said of the exhibition,
"Kiefer was born two months before the end of the Second World War so the aftermath had a huge impact on his life and, therefore, his art, something this city can identify with. It’s a thought-provoking exhibition that we hope will generate lots conversation and interest in his work."
This exhibition draws from ARTIST ROOMS, a touring collection of over 1,600 works of modern and contemporary art by more than 40 major artists. The collection is displayed across the UK through a touring programme, supported by Arts Council England, Art Fund and Creative Scotland. ARTIST ROOMS was established through The d’Offay Donation in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund and the Scottish and British Governments.