Sefer Hechalot, the ‘Book of Palaces’ is an ancient hebrew tract describing “the symbolic path of spiritual initiation of those who wish to enter into the presence of God.”
Taken it’s name from the Sefer Hechalot, “The Seven Heavenly Palaces” is one of Anselm Kiefers most important work.
This installation consists of seven towers, all made of reinforced concrete and vary in height between 14 and 18 meters.
“The Seven Heavenly Palaces’ represents the completion of Kiefer’s entire artistic career, summing up his main themes and projecting them into a new, timeless dimension.
A new exhibition of works by Kiefer will open on 25 September 2015 at HangarBicocca, Milan. Comprising of “The Seven Heavenly Palaces”, along with five large-scale paintings by the artist.
Anselm Kiefer : The Seven Heavenly Palaces
Via Chiese 2, Milan
Thursday – Sunday: 11am – 11pm
Images: Agostino Osio Courtesy Fondazione HangarBicocca, Milan