May 21, 2006 - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum - Anselm Kiefer: Velimir Chlebnikov
May 21, 2006

Anselm Kiefer: Velimir Chlebnikov

Anselm Kiefer, Velimir Chlebnikov (2004); Installation, steel corrugated pavilion with 30 mixed media paintings,
 Photo: Stephen White, © the artist and Courtesy Jay Jopling/White Cube (London)

Anselm Kiefer
Velimir Chlebnikov

May 27-October 1, 2006

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of Anselm Kiefer: Velimir Chlebnikov, the most ambitious outdoor exhibition in the Museums history on view to the public May 27 through October 1, 2006. The exhibition will feature a series of thirty paintings housed in a purpose-built pavilion that recreates the dimensions and character of Kiefers own atelier in France. The paintings and the pavilion are Kiefers tribute to the visionary Russian thinker Velimir Chlebnikov (1885-1922), who lived a brief and tumultuous life as a leading figure in the Russian avant-garde during World War I and the Russian revolution. The paintings cast Chlebnikovs ideas in the theater of the historic sea battle, incorporating actual model ships into the surfaces of his paintings.

In addition to Anselm Kiefer: Velimir Chlebnikov, The Aldrich is pleased to open two new exhibitions including Land Mine, featuring the work of three artists, Laleh Khorramian, Wangechi Mutu, and Michael Zansky, in addition to a solo project by Julian Opie, Sara dancing sparkly top.
SPECIAL EVENTS: Member Preview Week May 21 to 27, 2006
Preview Reception: Sunday, May 21, 2006, 3 to 5 pm
Members of The Aldrich, and special guests including Goethe Institut members.
Members of the media, and invited guests are invited to join us for Preview Week. RSVP/Information at 203.438.4519 /


For twenty weeks from May 27 to October 1, 2006, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum will partner with the Housatonic Area Regional Transit District (HART) to provide Saturday and Sunday bus service to Ridgefield, Connecticut, from the Katonah, New York, Metro-North Railroad (MTA) station. This partnership will make Ridgefield easily accessible from New York City, and will bring visitors not only to the Museum, but to Ridgefield’s town center, enabling them to shop, hunt for antiques, stroll, and enjoy restaurants and other local attractions.
The Aldrich would like to thank our cultural partners Goethe Institut, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, & Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, located at 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT, is renowned as a national leader for its presentation of outstanding new art, cultivation of emerging artists, and innovation in museum education. Regular Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm. For more information, please call 203.438.4519 or visit

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