The following guided tours are available at La Ribaute in 2023:
La Ribaute – Guided tour (1 hr 30 m)
The La Ribaute guided visit lasts approximately three hours and explores a curated selection of Kiefer’s works. The tour includes works from 1990s-present encompassing a selection of major sculptures, paintings and site-specific installations. This visit is available in French, English and German.
Wednesday: Morning – 9:30
Thursday: Morning – 9:30 / Afternoon – 13:45
Friday: Morning – 9:30 / Afternoon – 13:45
Thematic Guided Visits (1 hr 20 m)
This thematic guided tour focuses on six works, developed between 1997-2020.
Initially created for exhibitions, these installations were reinstalled at La Ribaute by the artist. These works illustrate the importance, in Anselm Kiefer’s practice, of creating site-specific installations. The tour provides information pertaining to past exhibitions of similar large-scale installations and addresses various references central to the artist’s work including alchemy, history, and Jewish mysticism.
The visit includes significant sculpture pieces from 1995 to 2020. With a specific focus on materiality of the works, the visit will explore the development of Kiefer’s sculptural practice and examine his continued dialogue with literature, myth, religion, and history.
In 2014, Anselm Kiefer invited Wolfgang Laib to create a permanent installation at La Ribaute, marking a significant moment in the site’s evolution. By welcoming and integrating works by other artists into the complex fabric of his studio estate, Kiefer continues to facilitate new collaborations and conversations with artists whose work he admires.
Since 2014, responding to Kiefer’s invitation, Giovanni Anselmo, Laurie Anderson, VALIE EXPORT and Monica Bonvicini have created permanent, site-specific works at La Ribaute. This tour offers visitors the chance to experience the works developed by each selected artist and provides a contextual background of the artists themselves.
Thursday: afternoons – 13:45 / 15:30