Exhibition — Mar 7 until Jun 9, 2025

For the first time in their history, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Van Gogh Museum are joining forces to stage a major exhibition of one of the most important artists of our time: Anselm Kiefer.

two paintings by Kiefer
Fltr: Anselm Kiefer, 'Innenraum', 1981, collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Anselm Kiefer, 'The starry night', 2019. © Anselm Kiefer. Photo: Georges Poncet.

This exhibition places Kiefer center stage, on a location strongly associated with his artistic development. From his childhood, Kiefer has had a special connection with the work of Vincent van Gogh. He also has a long, personal history with the Stedelijk. The museum bought and displayed his work from the beginning, which has been important in his career.

The exhibition includes many audience favorites: at the Van Gogh Museum, key works by Vincent van Gogh are combined with that of Kiefer. At the Stedelijk, all the Kiefers from the Stedelijk's collection are on display together for the first time, including the beloved Innenraum. Both venues will feature new, never-before-shown works by the artist.

Anselm Kiefer — Sag mir wo die Blumen sind can be seen in two places: you will be able to visit two museums with one ticket.

A plane by Kiefer next to a painting by Van Gogh
Fltr.: Anselm Kiefer, 'Voyage au bout de la nuit, 1990 (foreground), collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Vincent van Gogh, 'Wheatfield with Crows', 1890, collection Van Gogh Museum (Vincent van Gogh Foundation).

Sag mir wo die Blumen sind 

The title of the exhibition is taken from the song Where have all the flowers gone. This is a protest song from 1955 by American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger. It is the title of a new, large spatial work by Kiefer: a 24-meter-long painterly installation that will be on display around the Stedelijk's historic staircase. The flowers are also a reference to the Sunflowers (1889) of Vincent van Gogh and to recently made landscapes by Kiefer, which make their debut in this exhibition.

Anselm Kiefer — Sag mir wo die Blumen sind

Mar 7 until Jun 9, 2025

For more info, read the full press release here.

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