1. Having achieved fame and notoriety in equal measure in the 1980s, Anselm Kiefer has become one of the world's most singular and successful artists. Working with themes of history, memory and mythology, Kiefer produces work that is consistently controversial and monumental in its scale and ambition.

    In this film for the BBC's 'Imagine' series, Alan Yentob joins the artist at his studios in France and Germany as he prepares for a retrospective at the Royal Academy. In a series of frank interviews against the backdrop of his awe-inspiring studios, Kiefer discusses the forces that drive him, installs a selection of new work, and explains why he is as excited and driven by his practice now, at the age of 69, as he was when he began.

    # vimeo.com/112053965 Uploaded

art

francois julita

Browse This Channel

Shout Box

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.