The art of Vladimir Anselm exists between two worlds of Russia and Germany. It ontologically unites two culture-historical levels, two realities, two super-ethnoses.
The author is interested in the inner constants of two cultures, traditional synthesis based on personal experience of self-identification in Russian-German cultural space. Therefrom appears the semantic part of his art works, focused on the pauseless dialogue and on the intuitive feeling of the archeologist, who has gained a glimpse into the secret inner territory.
Here everything is very personal and not planned to be final or institutive. It may be compared with the romantic interest of Heinrich Schliemann, who was rapt in the Troy searching process, or with the romanticism of Caspar David Friedrich, balancing on the edge of existence.
This exhibition reveals the unseen Berlin, existing in the theoretic space of archetypes and in the author’s concept of an idea-city. The program diversity definitely excludes anything monosemantic. Anselm is focused on the cultural “geology” of Eurasian platform, balancing two our civilizations by one language space.