At present, CAFAM’s photography collection has taken its shape after years of accumulation. Since the Spectacle and Gaze exhibition in 2009, the museum has attached great importance to the selection of works in independently curated, high-level exhibitions, and has received strong support from artists and organizations. The museum has also accepted donations of classic works of famous photographers such as Liu Xiangcheng, Shigeo Anzai, Gu Zheng, Wang Chuan and Weng Naiqiang.
Anselm Kiefer is one of the most prestigious artists in post-WWII Germany. His photography and performance work 'Occupations' (Besetzungen) was initially banned, but that's where his career began. How does Kiefer's art relate to German culture and the German Dream of the Third Reich? What is the essence of his artistic concepts? Why is the concreteness in his paintings were rejected? German writer and curator Heinz-Norbert Jocks discussed about these issues in his lecture.