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Chinese museum mounts Kiefer show, over artist's objections

Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum blames show's German co-organisers for misrepresenting blue-chip German artist's involvement in the exhibition.

Kiefer said: "Throughout my career, I have been heavily involved in all my major international exhibitions. It is a matter of deep regret and frustration that the organisers of my first show in China have seen fit to exclude me from (it)."


ONE of China's top art academies is facing criticism for moving ahead with a major exhibition of work by Anselm Kiefer, even after the blue-chip German artist expressly disavowed the show, which he said was organised without his consent.

In a statement issued last week,...

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