Anselm Kiefer2004

Pirelli HangarBicocca

Pirelli HangarBicocca
Milan, Italy

Installation view, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2017 (detail) | The first of the seven towers to be created, Sefiroth is also the shortest (14 meters). The tower culminates with a pile of seven lead books and presents neon lights that form the Hebrew names of Sefiroth, viewed in Cabala as representations of the expressions and tools of God and forming the very material of creation: Kether (crown), Chochmah (wisdom), Binah (understanding), Chessed (loving-kindness), Geburah (strength), Tiffereth (beauty or majesty), Netzach (eternity or victory), Hod (splendour), Yesod (foundation), Malkut (kingdom) and Daad (understanding and wisdom).


  • Title: Sefiroth
  • Creator: Anselm Kiefer
  • Date Created: 2004
  • Physical Dimensions: 13.60 x 2.80 x 2.60 meters
  • Type: Installation
  • Rights: © Anselm Kiefer; Courtesy Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan/Naples; Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan. Photo Agostino Osio.
  • Medium: Concrete, lead, neon

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