Two very contrasting exhibitions this week on my short trip to London. Anselm Kiefer at the RA https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/20, paintings and sculptures of massive scale, thick with symbolism and meaning, heavy laden and …dare I say it… leaden! I felt suffocated by all that ashen darkness. With no less sincerity, no less dexterity Disobedient Objects at the V and A http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/disobedient-objects/ with its ‘things’ of political activism, some full of poignant tragedy, others funny but all with a powerful accessibility. It all felt so much lighter with still plenty of food for thought.