Londoner’s, this looks awesome.

The London Art File

Anselm Kiefer: Walhalla

at White Cube Bermondsey
Until 12th February 2017

Taking its name from the Walhalla monument, the famed Bavarian acropolis built by Crown Prince Ludwig in 1862 that holds busts and plaques of important historical figures, the latest exhibition from German artist Anselm Kiefer has opened at the Bermondsey branch of the White Cube.

Kiefer’s exhibition makes its sinister entrance through a long, dark corridor lined with rusting hospital beds. In this spooky sanatorium setting these wheeled beds are draped in brittle, stiffened, grey bedclothes and at the foot of every bed hangs a sign scrawled with a handwritten name.

The sense of unease rises as you walk down the corridor, weaving between those ominous empty beds, with small galleries opening up to the left and right. In one, untidily stacked storage boxes spew forth reams of film or long strands of Rapunzel’s hair whilst in another a rock sits regally in the centre of…

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