• Luciano Fabro

    Galerie Paul Maenz

    This exhibition was preceded in the gallery by an Anselm Kiefer show, and the juxtaposition illuminated the way each artist deals with history: Kiefer, as undigested matter encumbering German consciousness, Fabro, as an intellectual and emotional subject for exploration. Fabro’s installation consisted of a single piece, Die Deutschland, which dominated the large exhibition space. A long iron pole slanted gently upward from a mountain of sandbags; near the top, it supported two large iron slabs—the cut-out outlines of East and West Germany. The forms were not separated by a wall or fence, but

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