The Kunstfest Weimar and its ambassador Matthias Goerne
present the next edition of its special Kunstfest concert format «World Premiere of a Painting». Following last year’s world premiere of a new painting by Georg Baselitz, we are delighted to have Anselm Kiefer create a new work especially for this occasion in 2020. Kiefer is one of the most influential contemporary painters in the world. His paintings often possess a rugged, otherworldly aesthetic marked by an impressivephysicality often evoked by the materials he incorporates. Thematically he deals with history and mythology, as well as Germany’s identity after World War II. We ourselves do not know the new work for Weimar – so we, like you, are very excited to witness its premiere! Born in Weimar, Matthias Goerne is a celebrated baritone star who has performed on the world’s foremost concert podiums and opera stages. For this production, he is developing a song programme which emotionally and thematically references and interprets Kiefer’s newest work. Like last year, a well-known art historian nominated by the Artist will introduce the work and the oeuvre of the painter.