Mark Rylance and Claire van Kampen on Nice Fish; Anselm Kiefer; Spike Lee's Chi-raq
Arts news, interviews and reviews. Mark Rylance and Claire van Kampen on their play Nice Fish, Anselm Kiefer on his latest exhibition Walhalla and a review of Spike Lee's Chi-raq.
The Chancellor today pledged £7.6million to save the stately home Wentworth Woodhouse, for the nation. Campaigner Simon Jenkins explains the significance of Britain's largest private home.
In a rare interview, the artist Anselm Kiefer discusses his new exhibition Walhalla, which features a dimly-lit, lead-lined dormitory full of lead sheets and pillows, and a series of large-scale new paintings covered in molten metal.
Chi-raq is Spike Lee's latest film set in a black suburb of Chicago, where two rival gangs are at war. A musical drama, the film is a contemporary take on the Aristophanes' Lysistrata. Ekow Eshun reviews.
Nice Fish is a comic play written by Mark Rylance based on the poems of Louis Jenkins. He describes why he set it on a frozen Minnesota lake and director Claire van Kampen talks about the challenges that presents for the stage.
Presenter: John Wilson
Producer: Edwina Pitman.
Spike Lee's Chi-Raq
Mark Rylance and Claire van Kampen on Nice Fish
Nice Fish by Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins is at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London until 11 February 2017.
Main image above and smaller image to the right: Mark Rylance (Left) and Jim Lichtscheidl (Right) in Nice Fish.
Images credit: Teddy Woolf
Anselm Keifer's Walhalla exhibition is at the White Cube Bermondsey gallery in London.
Image: Anselm Keifer (Left) with John Wilson, standing in front of his work Gehautete Landschaft 2016
oil, acrylic, emulsion, shellac and lead on canvas
Role Contributor Interviewed Guest Simon Jenkins Interviewed Guest Mark Rylance Interviewed Guest Claire van Kampen Interviewed Guest Ekow Eshun Interviewed Guest Anselm Kiefer Presenter John Wilson Producer Edwina Pitman