Walking through the oppressive first part of Anselm Kiefer's 'Walhalla' exhibit at Bermondsey's White Cube reminded me of a dystopian world. A dim grey corridor clad in lead felt strangely peaceful, with military hospital-like sick beds randomly placed like bits left over from an atomic war. In stark contrast, the all-white main gallery area displayed impressively large-scale paintings, depicting desolate landscapes and the ruins of towers. Thick layers of paint, shellac and clay combined to create fantastic three-dimensional effects, and amazingly vibrant colours. The theme of damaged and forgotten things carried on in vitrines showing soiled clothes, rocks and rusty wheelchairs.