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Anselm Kiefer
March 8, 1945 -
Nationality: German
Category: Artist
Subcategory: German Artist

I believe art has to take responsibility but it should not give up being art.


But I believe above all that I wanted to build the palace of my memory, because my memory is my only homeland.


The reason for this project comes from my childhood, that is clear to me. I did not have any toys. So, I played in the bricks of ruined buildings around me and with which I built houses.


But we should also not forget the difference between what first motivated me and the work that is the result.


When, at the end of the 1960s, I became interested in the Nazi era, it was a taboo subject in Germany. No one spoke about it anymore, no more in my house than anywhere else.


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