Anselm Kiefer Controversy Continues in Beijing After Curators Criticize Artist’s Dealers

February 14th, 2017

Controversy over the allegedly unauthorized Anselm Kiefer exhibition at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum (CAFAM) in Beijing has escalated this week, after curators blasted the artist’s dealers for limiting curatorial freedom.  “Curators must respect the artist but also be able to work for the wider public’s benefit,” says Beate Reifenscheid, the show’s chief curator and president of the German national committee of Icom (International Council of Museums).  “If all artists and their art dealers could control when, where and why their art is displayed in museums after it’s sold, the public interest would not be fully served.”

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