Tel Aviv Museum of Art inaugurates new building with a major exhibition of works by Anselm Kiefer


TEL AVIV.- An extraordinary selection of Anselm Kiefer’s monumental paintings, sculptures, woodcuts and installations on themes of Jewish history and mysticism, chosen predominantly from the artist’s own collection, are presented as the inaugural special exhibition in the new Herta and Paul Amir Building of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Opened to the public on November 2, 2011, in the building’s dramatic 9,000-square-foot gallery for special exhibitions, Shevirat Ha-Kelim (Breaking of the Vessels) features five new sculptures from the artist’s Les femmes d’Antiquité (Women of Antiquity) series; five new monumental, mixed-media paintings; three more recent paintings from Kiefer’s own collection, and another two from private collections; three large new woodcuts, each measuring approximately 2 x 3 meters (6.5 x 9.8 feet); a version of the large-scale installation West-Eastern Divan; and a new installatio