Exhibition Opening

From HappenArt

Anselm Kiefer: Punctum

Anselm Kiefer: Punctum

Anselm Kiefer: Punctum
Gagosian Gallery – Apr 25 to Jul 03, 2024 New York (US)

Gagosian is pleased to announce Punctum, the first exhibition in the United States to center exclusively on Anselm Kiefer’s photography. Punctum will be on view at 976 Madison Avenue from April 25 through July 3, 2024.


Photography has been an important but under-recognized aspect of Kiefer’s practice since 1968, when he began using his father’s 35mm camera. The medium underpins the evolution of the artist’s paintings and is a key component of his books. Punctum offers new perspectives on his exploration of materials and processes, and on the symbolic and expressive potentials of photography.

Roland Barthes.

The exhibition’s title refers to a concept formulated by Roland Barthes in his critical text Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography (1980). Punctum (Latin for “puncture” or “wound”) connotes a detail of a photograph that elicits a feeling or personal impact outside those formed principally by its culturally coded subjects. As if picturing a memory of something that never happened, Kiefer’s photographs convey a comprehensive, evocative, even melancholic aura beyond conventional representations of time and place.



 Anselm Kiefer Punctum

Gagosian →  976 Madison Avenue New York, NY, USA 10075






Current Exhibit

Current exhibit